Book Block

It’s not the same as writers block.. lord knows I could write and ramble for days on end and never stop- it’s Book Block. Basically, organizational hell.

As I would think most of you know by now, I am in the process of writing a book. I wouldn’t say it’s a hard task, because I know sort of what I want to write and I have a bone structure laid out.. but as far as filling in some of the blanks and organizational skills, I am LOST!

I’m going to do something now that I don’t do very often, and that is to ask for HELP! I’m in desperate need.

Not that i’m going to post everything i’ve written already here.. I don’t want to give that much away! I will, however, let you know the basic premise of the book and ask for your input- because it isn’t just what I want to write, it’s what others want to read that makes a book a success.

The basic idea is my life as it coincides with this blog. Life as a mommy and a blogger, and all the things i’ve been through with this blog, because of this blog, and the best blogs- in chronological order. Obviously I can’t put in EVERY single blog, and I wouldn’t want to. It’s just too much day to day and filler blogs. I not only want to tell people what mommy blogging is like, and what they’ll face because of what they write if they choose to be as open as I have been- but I want to tell the stories behind some of the blogs i’ve written.

My problem comes in when I try to choose what blogs, choose what situations to write about, especially since i’m trying to keep them in order with the life stories I want to tell. Funny, crass, and serious- i’m putting it all in there.

The questions for all of you are these:

What blogs are your favorites?
What stories do you most want to hear?
If you’ve been reading the blog for long enough and know what i’ve been through- which blogs would you like to have explained more thoroughly (i’ve definitely been known to be cryptic at times)?
What do YOU find interesting as a parent to read about?

I want to know it all! I want opinions, suggestions, whatever you’ve got- lay it all out there!

Any input or insight would be much appreciated. I’m very excited to write the book and have you all read it once it’s done.. I just have to figure it all out, pick and choose, edit, write, and put it all together before that can happen.

Posted on January 8, 2011 by Holdin' Holden 2 Comments
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  • This isn’t so much a direct answer to your questions but more of a suggestion.

    I’ve read quite a few mommy memoirs based off of blogs and there seem to be a few different ways to go about them. Check out your local library or Amazon or whatever and give these a read, they are definitely entertaining! Maybe you’ll get some ideas for your own mommy blog book!

    Mommy Prayers- Tracy Mayor
    Sippy cups are not for chardonnay, and other things I had to learn as a new mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

    Tales from toddler hell : my life as a mom by Joan Leonard

    Just look up motherhood or motherhood humor and you will find a ton!

    Good luck with your book and happy writing!

  • appreciate the suggestion BUT, I don’t want anyone elses book to influence the way I am writing/want to write mine, if that makes sense at all. I just want to go at it fresh and make believe i’m the first one who thought of the idea lol