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.
For futher info and more excerpts plus a video clip of the writer herself, do take a look here.