On July 1st I started writing my book here in short blog posts.
This was “Step 1” in the strategy to overcome my resistance to putting my work out there. The plan was to use my blogging streak to chunk out the book. And you know what? I think I’m done. Today when I sat down to write this post, there was no more content left to write.
I still have the Acknowledgements, and a Resources page and some structural tweaks, but the content is done. Two weeks ahead of schedule.
Tomorrow’s blog entry will be the 150th day in a row of this blogging streak which started on February 18th, Ash Wednesday.
As the string of days-without-a-miss has gotten longer, I’ve been getting excited about it. I’ve even wondered if I could last a full 365.
But tomorrow I’m going to bring this streak to an end.
So what happens to this blog now?
I don’t really know.
I’m thinking maybe a twice weekly posting schedule? Maybe just Mondays and Fridays? I could talk about Stage 2 of this process of self-publishing a book as I go through it.
Because this project won’t be “DONE,” done, until there is a bound copy of this thing for sale on Amazon.
(Remember Project Rule Number 2, right? The Goal: What will count as done?)
I could possibly go back to the, “What I Had For Lunch” kind of post where I talk mostly about my personal life and my lens on it.
I don’t know…
I’ve gotten a few more readers since I started streaking every day here. It’s really cool, and so gratifying. Maybe you guys could tell me what you’d like to read here?
Personal life stories of a small town yoga teacher? Or how-to kinds of stuff about the few things I know how to do?
I’d really like to know.
Anyway, thanks so much for giving me a little audience to write to. This streak has been a fun ride for me.
4 thoughts on “I Think I’m Done”
I gotta tell you, I got chills reading this. Done?! 2 weeks ahead of schedule?! Kath, that is so incredible. I hope you guys went out to dinner or something tonight to celebrate. You deserve it. And I hope you put in the book that you finished 2 weeks ahead of schedule — that’s a pretty amazing case study for the people who are reading your book and wondering how they can do it themselves. By reaching this milestone (early!!) you’ve basically just proven your hypothesis. 🙂 Woot woot!
You were so instrumental in getting this done, Jennifer. I cannot thank you enough. I feel so confident that I will reach my goal for this project now. We are in Rochester for the weekend where we will lift a cup to celebrate. Onward! Mwah!
I, personally, enjoy everything that you write. Whether it’s something silly and laughable or annoyed and totally real. Your concept, that you write about in your BOOK has been life-changing for me. It’s helped me realize so much about my psyche. Do write more. Do publish your book. Do re-invent this blog as a new project. Do keep writing the way you write. Do whatever “amps your vibe”, man. I would love to remain privy to it. 🙂
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I love you, Nikki! Man! Your comment made my day! Thank you!