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My dad listened patiently as my cousin filled him in on all the details, including an in- depth spreadsheet of all possible “what if” scenarios. My dad reviewed all the figures and calculations. And then he said to my cousin, “Life isn’t always able to be figured out on paper. If you wait for the perfect time to do something, you will never do it. Sometimes you just have to go for it. When there is a will there is a way, and if you want something bad enough you will find a way to make it work.” My cousin bought the house, and my dad’s words stayed with me.
My dad’s words were ringing in my ears the day that I decided to actually accomplish my life long dream and start to write my book. I was scared to start writing it. After all didn’t have time to devote to writing a book. I have a very stressful full time job as the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and distributor, where I work long hours. When I come home I don’t even want to look at a computer. How would I find the time to write a book?
I honestly had no clue, but I knew I would never forgive myself if I didn’t give it a try. I had to share my story. I was driven.
My dad was right. Where there is a will there is a way. For six months, as I worked on my first draft, every weekend, all day long, I sat at my dining room table pounding away at my laptop. I didn’t budge for hours, except to refill my water bottle. I kept a detailed spreadsheet of all the days I wrote and how many words I typed. I held myself to a strict regime. I think because I had such a limited time available to write I valued my writing time more. I never goofed around when I was supposed to be writing. I didn’t do emails, check Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I barely even answered the phone! And I loved every second of it....
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Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: August 30, 2013
Format: Paperback - 280 pages / Kindle - 470 KB
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
My Book Review:
What's a girl to do when she is in love with a commitment-phobic man?
In her memoir, Dangled Carat, author Hilary Grossman takes the reader along for the ride as she weaves a touching story about her personal relationship and adventure in getting her commitment-phobic boyfriend Marc to the altar!
Hilary has an easy flowing style of writing that captivates the reader's attention as she retells her and Marc's love story from their first meeting, to the growing pains in their relationship, to the trials and tribulations of convincing an ultimate commitment-phobic man to make a marriage commitment.
This is a real-life love story, one built on love, patience, and acceptance ... with a little help from family and friends. You can't help but laugh, sigh, cry, and feel genuinely happy for this couple as destiny and love brought them together, it is truly a beautiful and heartfelt story that proves love really can conquer all!
Kudos to Hilary for sharing her wonderful love story with the world. Their love and devotion provides hope that maybe everyone else can be lucky enough to find that kind of true love too!
Dangled Carat is a lovely memoir that will melt the heart of every hopeless romantic!
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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