Laying it out there: I **will** get published in 2013

Goals are dreams with a deadline.

How awesome is that quote?? And how bold is my post title today?

Here’s the thing, if I put it out here on the blog, I’m committing to making it happen. I’m committing to carving out the time to write, edit, re-edit … I’m committing to the time to research. To the blood, sweat and tears I need to go through to get a proposal — and then a manuscript — written.

At the start of 2012, I announced via Facebook that my goal was to get a blog post published on a major blogging platform. I did that, x2.

Why I Couldn’t Stop “Spying” on my Daughter at Daycare

Want to Curb Emotional Eating? Spend a day with a toddler

I also had my story published in Fit Pregnancy magazine.

I’m super-proud of those accomplishments, but my goal for 2013 is to self-publish. A friend — who is a genius in this field and has already published her first book — has been really encouraging and I know she’ll hold my feet to the fire and help me make this years-long dream become a reality.

The topic of my book is going to be where my passion is and where my “expertise” (can I call it that?) lies, if you will: a how-to manual that addresses living a healthy, happy life as both a woman and a mother to a daughter … through the unique lens of a recovered disordered eater.

Though I haven’t written a single word yet, it will serve as a guidebook for women in the throes of disordered eating, on the cusp of recovery, recovered like me, and for those just looking for inspiration on how to navigate these muddy waters of raising a child (and particularly a girl) in this crazy, thin-obsessed world without going crazy themselves. I have lots of ideas and need to hammer them out in the coming weeks, but I wanted to make this bold claim today, January 8, 2013 …

Wish me luck! And thank you, S., for your inspiration and guidance … you rock!

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