Ten years ago, a friend and I both wanted to write a book. The trouble was, we were both stumped on how to go about doing it.
We decided to do a 30 Book Writing Challenge where we would alternate days , each choosing a topic for one chapter. At the end of 30 days, we’d each have a 30 chapter book.
30 chapters on various subjects in 30 days was challenging because to have a book make sense, it helps if it’s focused on one central theme.
My book was called, “Me and My Kola.” My Kola is my boy.
I geared all of the daily chapter topics to being a mom and things we did that tied into that subject. At the end of each chapter, I added a challenge for readers to do.
For instance, some of those topics included:
- Old Photos
- County Fair
- My Favorite Book
- Ice Cream
- Beautiful Things
Writing that many different things in 30 days was fun and exhausting! Ha ha. But, we pushed through it.
My very favorite one is called, “100 Things I Love About My Kid.” Reading it now is quite a treat. Things I’ve forgotten about that we had done are there on the page.
At the end of the 100 things about him, the challenge was to write 100 things about whoever was reading’s child. I told about telling my momma that I wished she’d make one of things she loved about me.
I was reading over her list this morning, and my oh my, what a gift it is to have now, 10 years later. She passed last March and you know how much mommas are missed when they’re gone.
So, today I thought I’d put the idea out there for you to maybe make a list of things you love about your kids or spouse or parents or friends or siblings or family, just because.
I’ve never done one for my husband, I think I’ll do that. I’ve done them for my mom and my dad. Here’s a link to my dad’s I did in 2019, if you’d like to see it.
I’d love to know if you make a list of things you love about somebody. It doesn’t have to be 100 things, if that seems too hard. Maybe start with 10 or 20, then build from there.
Thank goodness we did that book challenge so long ago. Because of it, I have that wonderful list from my momma. Nothing better than that.
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