Progress on “The Finances of my Life” book I’m writing…

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As we begin 2020, I’ve started to think about the book idea I’ve had. I’m not one to sit and write on a strict schedule and because of this, this process to write a full-length book has proven harder than I thought.

I’m more of a “when I get into the feeling” hyper-style of writer! So, I’ve decided I’m going to embrace this, and I’ll be taking “writing vacations” to hyper-focus and make it a big deal for myself because whenever I’m on a vacation – I’m always in the feeling to write! It’s the different environment and maybe the relaxation that makes it. It’s all about the “feels” for me. I can’t write when prompted even if it’s a schedule of my own making. ha.

My plan is to self-publish my book by mid-2021. However, the soonest release goal, if I can get myself into a groove and going, is by the end of this year.

Luckily, I have a support system and inspirational environment for this goal as I took Fiona Ferris’ author course and am still in her Facebook group. Fiona has been my inspiration for the whole blog and my writing hobby since the beginning. It was reading her blog “How to be Chic” that got me inspired. Fiona as well as Shannon Ables from the blog The Simply Luxurious Life have been my role models. 🙂

Here below is my draft outline and start to the book. You can come here anytime back to this post, and the links will show the live-progress. This helps me as well because sharing this post about my progress or even the idea gets me motivated and makes this feel as a reality. 🙂

Chapter 1 – Grandpa’s End-of-Life Spending Wisdom Among Other Keys to Life

Chapter 2 – You’ll want Toys as an Adult too, but be your own inner Mom and Jean

Chapter 3 – The Salsbury-Steak Phone Call from Dad

Chapter 4 – The Detroit-Rooster on a Rooftop – Lessons on Being Self-Reliant

Chapter 5 – Selling my College Books to Pay for Gas to Class – The Day I had Enough

Chapter 6 – The Detroit Studio Apartment – We didn’t have much, but we were still happy.

Chapter 7 – Dumpster Diving in Detroit for Vegetables – They were grand!

Chapter 8 – The Day I Applied for Food-stamps one College Summer

Chapter 9 – My McDonalds Career – I miss some things now; be appreciative of where you’re at.

Chapter 10 – The Old Clunker Cars that Got me Through Rough Times & Oh, the Stories!

More Chapters to Come!

2 thoughts on “Progress on “The Finances of my Life” book I’m writing…

  1. Can’t wait to read the book. I know it is going to be beautiful and interesting. You have lots of write about for sure. 🙂 Remember to have a chapter about our rummage and going to Wendy’s and the darn fly that wouldn’t stop biting me. On the way home it hailed so bad. Also remember how you had our dog Snickers hidden in the car. I looked all over for that dog. She was so happy to be with you. Great memories.


  2. The chapter on Grandpa made me feel so sad for dad. They were so darn strict with stuff there. He loved his Vicks. They wouldn’t permit it. He still got it though. I would rub it on his nose when I visited and sneak him some. 🙂 Dad loved to move into a different room when he got tired of the room he was in as you know. He got to move several times. That was good. He was planning his last move the night he passed away. I know he was happy that night. Loved the Chapter on how he fixed your car. That is so darn funny. Your dad is taking after him with some of the things he is fixing in his house. Loved the TV dinner story. Your dad still talks about his TV dinners. I was thinking the other night that maybe I need to buy some of those TV dinners instead of cooking all the time. 🙂 Maybe you can remember that darn toy. I still have things I want but can’t have. It is a lesson in life for sure.


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