I wonder how many of us have ever secretly (or not so secretly) harboured dreams of writing a book AND having it published someday. Personally, I have no such illusions about myself ever being a writer because I know I am not. But I do admire those who do nurture such aspirations and allow their dreams to drive them into putting things in action.

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of one such dreamer who may be on the brink of seeing the dream realised.  She is a young American teacher/ writer who had wanted a fresh start in life and decided to pack up and leave New York for Spain. Her book, A Beautiful Mess, which she is currently trying to get published through a company called pubslush.com,  is a compilation of comedic yet sentimental personal essays.  It’s rather unique because in order to publish, she needs to find 1000 people to pre-order the book in x number of days. Should the goal be met, the book gets published and for every book sold, a book is donated to a charity helping promote literacy in third world countries.

I have enjoyed reading the first chapter of the book, which is included in the link below, and thought maybe some of you dear readers might too.

Ali Berlinski – A Beautiful Mess

For futher info and more excerpts plus a video clip of the writer herself, do take a look here.
http://www.pubslush.com/book/view/84

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