Getting Off My Ass! Let the Madness Begin…Again!

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright

A little over four years ago (HOLY SH!T, it’s been 4 years!) I began with my Madness blog’s opening line: “They say insanity is the spice of life, right?  Got it – chock full, in fact…”  Yup, it’s been a bit over four full years of snippets with my living cast of characters from my loveable, yet totally neurotic Italian family from NJ. I like to say, INSANITY WITH A SIDE OF SAUCE!

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What I’ve decided to do now is begin mapping out the Madness book. A book, the REAL KIND you can actually turn the pages of — the book I began BEFORE this blog ever even existed. I guess 2014 is the year to get off my ASS and write my story before another 50 months pass me and my ass right on by, and I’ll still be without my damned hardcover!

Here’s my game plan: I’m going to relive a few snippets from my beloved old posts from time to time, and I’ll let you in on the status of my manuscript. Ok, just the word manuscript is making me want to reach for a swig of bourbon (the really good stuff!) Ok, one page at a time, one page at a time.

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So check out a post along the sidebar if you have a minute, and leave a comment. A blog post without a comment is like that island of misfit toys – a lonely place, and you feel like a bit like a loser, just like some of those sweet little toys did (even though they were by far the BEST of the bunch – and they had heart).


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p.s. just for sh!ts & giggles, I’ll also mention a few of favorite snippets from time to time to keep us all amused.

6 Responses to “Getting Off My Ass! Let the Madness Begin…Again!”

  1. Barbara says:

    I think 2014 is an excellent year for a book! Maybe we can motivate each other. GO!
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  2. Style Maniac says:

    Yippee! I am so happy you are doing this, Lee. I can’t wait to have “Madness Mom & Me — the BOOK” in my hands!

    Yes, as Barb says above let’s inject the same energy and support that helped each of our blogging efforts into our publishing efforts.
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  3. "Me" says:

    @ Barbara:
    I like it, I like it!!
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  4. "Me" says:

    @ Style Maniac:
    So true — just finished a book called “Turning Pro” and one simple phrase in it hit me. It was “the amatuer tweets, the PRO works”, and that hit home for me. I realized that I was spending too much time as the ametuer, not the professional and that needed to be course-corrected. Less BS, less TV and more of the things that matter to me (whether I get published or not).

    :) so CHEERS to all of us!
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  5. Happy writing to all of you! Can’t wait to read all these amazing Blogstress Books!

  6. "Me" says:

    Hope so!!
    Thank you Tinsel & Tine!!
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·’*~ Lee*

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