*blogged with the soft tunes of Christmas music, sipping on a large mug of hot cocoa, with extra marshmallows, and topped with whipped cream, because is there really any other way to drink hot cocoa?*

LADIES (and gents, if there’s any reading)! I’m writing a book! Yes, it’s happening. I don’t think I have a full chapter yet, but the important part is that I started.

I figured if I put it out there for the web to see, it’ll help hold me accountable, and keep me on track to complete this.

You may wonder why I decided to do this and what exactly I would have to say that the world would want to hear, right? Well, honestly, writing has always been something I enjoyed. The creativity, the writing process, being able to write whatever I want and being in charge of the direction each line goes. I used to take notebook pages, and fold them over in book style, or staple a bunch together and just write short stories. I wish I had them to this day. Some probably were as corny and boring as they come, but maybe there was a possible best seller in there. Doubt it. But hey, ya never know! This is why English was my favorite. I was an A+ student, and I was probably the only student in class who actually enjoyed writing essays. I’m just good at it. I would wait the last minute to write a big essay for class, and it would still be an A, or maybe a B grade paper. Skills, y’all.

Needless to say, I like to write. So, I’m going to give this book goal a try. I have a story that is my own, one that I want to share with the world, in hopes of helping even just a few people.

I might make this a full series on the blog, to track my progress, hold me accountable, and talk about the book writing process and experience in general. I hope its something you all will enjoy, and like to read about. If not, you can tell me to keep it to myself. And if you’ve written a book of your own, I’d love to hear about your process. I was definitely inspired by a lovely friend of mine, and you can read about her progress right here. She’s pretty amazing!

I havent quite set a goal for this to be completed and it may come in time, so I’ll keep you posted on that as well. I’d love to hear what projects you are currently working on? What are you taking with you into the new year? What have you started recently? If there’s something you’ve been wanting to start, and haven’t done it yet, I encourage you to do so friend. Just start. I’m a perfectionist for sure, and have trouble putting things out there to the world, before I feel like they are “ready”. I’m now learning to just execute. Do. Make it happen. Progress, whether slow or fast, is still progress.

Here’s to getting things started in the last month of 2017. And making them happen in 2018!

As I sign off, I’ve finished scheduling posts and things for the end of the year, and into the new year, and feeling pretty productive and happy with how things are going. I also have a really exciting new adventure starting in the new year, and I cannot wait to share it with you all! But, I wish you all a wonderful HOLIDAY! May your wishes come true, and I will chat with you all in the new year!

xo Coco

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