Monday, June 20, 2022

How my latest book began, and winter walking!

Hi everyone,
How cozy does everyone look going for a walk on a chilly day! Although trying to wrestle a hot-pink fleece top onto a wriggling dog tested my patience :)

My hands were so cold when we got home, but at least I got my 10,000 steps in for the day!

Look how happy the dogs are to go for a walk - not! They'd rather go in the car they said, especially when it's cold. It didn't get above 10 deg C (50 F) all day.

Hope your weekend was grand - it's Monday morning here now and I am back into it. Tap tap tap on my computer, yay! Next book has been commenced!
I have mentioned already that my newest book 'The Glam Life' came to me while I was waiting at a chemist (pharmacy) late last year. I had to take notes on my phone so I could remember all the good thoughts, then emailed them to myself. Below are screenshots of that email, where the book was born.

You can find the completed, 'longer than an email' book (it's now 176 pages in total) 'The Glam Life' here!
The Glam Life is about increasing the fun factor in your life by viewing everything through the chic filter of G L A M O U R. No expenditure necessary, as with all my other books! We change our mindset, we change our life. We have a blast in the world of Glam. Come with us! (No I'm not a cult :)
It's so fun to me that an entire book could come from this small beginning, but that's how it is for everyone - you have to start somewhere. I remember seeing 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer being interviewed on the Oprah show many years ago.

She said the book came about because she had a vivid dream about two people one night, who ended up being the main characters. They were in a beautiful forest clearing with sparkling light all around them. Stephenie said she woke up with such a strong, beautiful, emotional feeling that she wrote the dream down, and eventually shaped the Twilight book around that dream/scene. (It is one of the chapters in the book.) Isn't that the coolest thing ever?

So I am here to encourage you to write things down, dream of beauty and wonder, and know that creating a book is available to all of us, in our own style.

We might not make it as big as Stephenie Meyer, but we can certainly be 'a legend in our own back yard' (have you heard that saying? It's so good!) And at the very least, have a fun time along the way and also feel proud of ourselves when we accomplish something like writing a book. It's a great feeling.

And if you have designs on writing a book, 'The Chic Author' will take you by the hand and lead you to your path of success in non-fiction self-publishing. I share everything I know about writing and publishing in this book.


Wishing you a lovely week. It's cold and cozy here, and I bought myself a few treats: a ‘new’ thrifted candle holder and a Chanel book I haven’t seen before (not thrifted, Kmart).

Life is good!

xx Fiona
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1 comment:

  1. This was really good!!I need to sit down and read The Chic Author - I need to sit down and work on my books, too. It’s time. I have been reading in your Glam am book, I love it!

    I have a journal that says on the front, “Adventures Begin Now” - after a year of missing Leland, I have picked myself up and know it’s time to move on and have an adventure!


Merci for your comment. Wishing you a chic day!

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