I sat and waited for the call.
The appointment had been made the day before. They had found me on their own. I was still giddy over that and today was the call day.
I was ready. And even a little nervous. Why? No idea. How silly! But I was.
Oh. I know why now. Because this was dream material in the making.
And then the phone rang.
And we had an awesome talk! Which won me my first assignment. To prove to a major book publisher that I had what it took to write a book. On funky junk style decorating. And I had until next Thursday for a sample draft with enough substance to help sell the idea.
Write. Photoshoot. Stylize a book. Me. In under a week.
GULP! AND YES!
I’ve always wanted to write a book. In fact, I’ve started two ebooks. But I always dragged my feet working on them.
Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to do a proper FJI book riddled with info from start to finish. Who I am, how I find stuff, what I look for, what I do with it to make it safe, how I fix it, then finally bring it into a home to make it sing. And I also envisioned volume 2 and 3 as well because I’ll never stop creating new things. Dream talk!
It’ll never happen so may as well dream big, right?
Wrong. Be careful what you wish and pray for. Someone’s listening. And others are watching.
How to be ready for your call
Take your photos over and over again until you LOVE them. Then tuck them somewhere safely in high res. Figure out your software editing and do it well. You’ll need it.
Write before you get the call. Have at least a draft! Have something on the go so you don’t have to pump out 12 months of writing in 3 months. Just do it! A little at a time, whatever you can. Don’t be like me and procrastinate.
Do the renos
If a magazine called you desiring high res pics of your home, what would you do? Or better yet, a team dragged their cameras in tomorrow? Get your stuff done. I know it’s hard and you’re tired after work. But chip at it abit at a time when you can. A little is better than nothing. Because trust me… should that call come, you’ll wish you did it prior.
Believe it can happen to you, because it can. Believe in prayer and put it into practice. I could tell you stories that would give you the chills. And this is one of them. And believe you are capable of doing this because you are.
Are you good at something? Does something come completely painless for you? You need to write about it if someone else can learn from it.
One of my ebooks is getting the most out of your point and shoot – how to use it and how to get that photoshoot you’re ultimately after. Without an SLR. It can be done and I can teach you. Lots of new material and tips I haven’t blogged about yet. Sorry that one isn’t ready yet… 😛
My other ebook is a collection of inspirational stories that teach. Things that have happened to me and what I learned from them. Happy, and deep stuff. If my inspirational stuff has helped you in the past, this will leave you with the same feeling. “The Call” will indeed be one addition for that very collection.
Should “The Call” not pan out? I’ll add this FJI book to the mix and work on all three in ebook form I guess. 🙂
But I hope this pans out because it’s such a perfect fit for me. Write around my other work. Be at home. Have it help offer more opportunity in other areas later. And just the pride that one would get out of their own written work! My goodness…
So, over the next week I have to buckle down hard and do what it takes. This is important. I will be around but at a minimum. I’ll post some Blast from the Past posts I think will help you next week if I can’t write any new material. This really is my time to fly. Or try. 🙂
I know you’ll be rooting for me. And if you have a spare prayer handy, I’ll gladly tuck that in my pocket too. Thank-you!
This is dream stuff! And I’m going for it!
I LOVE your comments and read them and devour them. I just wish I could answer everyone, but I can’t right now. Meet you at Facebook for any further discussion? It’s loads of fun over yonder. 🙂 However please comment here too. I look forward to your encouraging words so very much!
SNS will still roll this weekend, no worries! It just may have to coast a little more on it’s own this round.
Copy Me is over Fri 7pm Pacific. Are ya in?
It’s time to go write. Wish me luck?!?