This is a post about #selflove , #compassion and #pride .
I have been working on my 2nd book, "The 50 75 100 Solution," for a while now. My intention was to have it out by the end of the Summer of 2018. But my day job got much bigger, my energy got much lower, and my first passion project, #DoaDay , continued to deserve my attention as the book and message kept thriving. Whereas I could write on all the flights I took when I worked on "Do a Day" (at least 2 a week), I found myself struggling to stay awake when working on book #2 . When I could find a little time to write, I had totally lost the plot of what I was working on last time, so those few spare moments were just going to getting back into the text.
In about a year, I wrote about 8k words.
Since making the leap to leave my day job to focus on this kind of stuff, I have still struggled with finding time, focus and setting priorities. There is so much great stuff to get into. But I followed my own advice around blocking the time in my calendar and defending those blocks. Starting in early November, I got back into the book, and I just crossed the 21k word mark, but more importantly, the book is far more shaped and structured than "Do a Day" was at this point in its life. I'd say the draft is about 3/4 done now, and I aim to have it ready to send to my editor by #NewYearsEve .
I can do this.
SO...Watch this space. I will get this manuscript done, and hope to have it to all of you sometime in 2019 - ideally before the summer, but I am going to focus on doing it right rather than just getting it done. I learned a lot about producing a book from "Do a Day", and want to put all of that to good use. I'll do the launch better, will record the Audiobook before it launches, do appearances leading up to it - the whole 9.
Back to writing, now!