Books I Want to Write

For a very long time now, I’ve seen my friends like Chris Brogan, Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett, and many others write and sell books. I mean, that’s just three of them, but there are literally dozens I could probably name in a few seconds. I know even more who are currently working on books. Some have been asked to submit proposals, others are just writing now and are going to publish later.

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve considered writing one of my most favorite things to do.

Ever since I got into this whole “blogging” thing, which was way before they even called it that, I’ve really enjoyed writing.

Ever since I’ve been a business owner, I’ve wanted to write, but haven’t found the time.

I know, I know… all you pro-writers out there are humming along in unison: Just do it. Make time.

One of my goals for the new year is to write more, I promise. It really helps me get thoughts out that sometimes develop or expand in Skype chats with my other blogging friends.

Another place I get my crazy thoughts about writing is my own career as a Community Manager. Between ProBlogger Community, Tassimo, and Country Time Lemonade, I totally have a ton to say.

When I tell people how I got started working online, so many people say, “What’s this blogging thing? How do you really make money?”

But trying to explain to them that I can’t just knock out a thorough explanation in five minutes just won’t cut it. For now, I refer them to my friends’ books. How crazy is that? I want to write a book about blogging and community.

People look at my jewelry, and they ask me, “How do you do that?” or they say, “I make jewelry too, but it’s really just simple stuff, nothing like what you’re doing!”

Hello? Lara? Major opportunity here! I want to write a book about making artistic jewelry.

My greyhounds are still at my dad’s house. I miss them so much, and while I always said that I’d always have greyhounds, my boyfriend happens to be dog-avoidant. But I know literally everything there is to know about owning a retired racing greyhound. I know about worldwide issues with retired racers. I know the personalities, I know the environments they do best in, and I belong to local and international rescue groups. I want to write a book about retired racing greyhounds.

When I look at that list, I laugh. They’ve all been written before, some more often than others. It makes me think that I’d be wasting my time. Then I remember hearing that there is no such thing as an original idea, just an original way of thinking it, and I decide that this year (2011), I’m going to write a book.

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