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That right there is a crappy picture of part of my desk.

Why, you may be wondering, do I feel the need to post a crappy picture of part of my desk?

Well, it's because of the piece of paper tacked to the wall, the one reading "June 14 2011."  That date is one year from next Monday. Monday is the day after we return from our mini road trip to Estes Park, and the day we're going to start working on improving our daily lives.  It's also the first day of the year I'm giving myself to write a book.

Because, you guys, I finally have a book idea.  (I'm sure you're thinking, Um, aren't you a writer?  Don't you have book ideas all the time? And the answer is no, no I don't.)  I'm not going to tell you what my book idea is, but don't feel bad, because I won't even tell Rob yet.  Even though I'm narcissistic enough to keep this blog, I'm awfully shy.  Any criticism would almost definitely kill this tiny seedling of an idea, right when it needs encouragement and care to grow.

The only reason I'm even saying this is so other people can keep me honest and motivated.  A year from now, if you ask me about my book and I give you some crap excuse about why I couldn't write it after all, please punch me in the face.

Reader Comments (8)

That's awesome- happy writing! (Although I really like punching people in the face so if you don't write it that's OK, too.)

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrkmama

You are my new hero! Best of luck.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

(And I know what you mean about not having any ideas. I think I could maybe do it one day, but the perfect plot -- or really, any plot at all -- hasn't come to me.)

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Good luck!

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Thanks, guys. We'll see what happens.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I will probably not punch you in the face through the computer (that would be tricky! and very unlike me!) but I will totally say "woohoo!" a bunch all year if you post about your progress. Fair enough?

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Fair enough. Except that, if you do develop internet face-punching technology, I will happily be an experimental subject for you. It'll hurt, sure, but it would be so cool to see.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

[...] tough call.  If I do NaNoWriMo, I will greatly reduce the chance that people will be lining up to punch me in the face next June.  If I do NaBloPoMo, I might get some comments on this here blog, which always makes me [...]

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackadilloprincess.com »

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