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#1 of 6 Old 06-25-2009, 03:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone else doing this? I've toyed with mine and sketched out ideas so now I'm getting ready to start my formal outline. I'm not sure what is a realistic goal to get it out, but I'm looking to self-publish and get it out by September 2010. Of course, now I'm thinking that is going to be too soon, but I want it to come out in August/September and I think 2011 is too far out. (It follows the Hebrew calendar which starts in September/October.)

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(don't know if you remember me but we were in the same due date club!! )

i have several non-fiction books in my heart that i hope will find their way into print in the very near future!

ultimately i would like to publish traditionally, but right now i'm working on self-publishing a collection of my parenting essays from the last five years. a friend is laying out the book for me and i'm going to print through lulu.com.
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I've been working on two different ones for the last couple of years. I've put them aside for now because, well, I'm just not that into me right now . Hopefully, at some point, I'll pick them back up. For now, I'm working on fiction. My nonfiction is just literary journalism right now.

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I've never written book before, but I would very much like to write my friend's story of living with cancer. We had our first taped interview today, and I am also working on a timeline as well as thinking about the themes and takeaway messages of the story. I'm setting a goal of 2 years, but really I have no idea.

Are there any good references out there for non-fiction writing?
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I am technically working on one right now... I haven't got very far, though I really just need to put aside the time and do it, it actually might have to wait until this winter when I have more indoor time. We will just see. How do you ladies stay inspired to do it?

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I stay inspired because I'm a member of a like-minded writing group who keep pushing me onwards, though like a previous poster, I'm getting rather sick of myself and my story now. It has been three years!
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