So, I did "get up offa that thing," as James Brown once sang, and I booted up my old computer, copied two pieces of writing that I had started about two years ago, and transferred them to my "new" computer, ready to start working on it from my new "Place of Yes".
I was inspired by a self-help book sent to me by Simon & Schuster as a review book - Bethenny Frankel's, A Place of Yes. I'm only in the middle of the book, or Rule 4 out of 10 rules, but the book is pretty well laid out, part memoir and part inspiration to get everything you want out of life. I've broken any chains that might be keeping me back, found the truth by examining what I really want, and now am ready to act on it as I've found out that everything's my business as I can make a business out of whatever interests me. That just about sums up the first four chapters, and I have six more to go!
Let's see what happens when I complete the book and it's back on my Finished Reading shelf. Will I still be motivated? I certainly hope so, as Bethenny is trying her best in her latest book to get readers motivated and moving.
A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
Author: Bethenny Frankel with Eve Adamson
Publication date: Dec. 27, 2011; Touchstone
Source: complimentary review copy
After surviving a very trying childhood and a first marriage and other relationships that did not work, she pulled herself together to become the New York Times bestselling author of Naturally Thin and The Skinnygirl Dish, with her own Bravo show, Bethenny Ever After. Bethenny lives in New York City with her husband and family. Her website is www.Bethenny.com
This week I'm also reading Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker's Mystery by Judi McCoy and have some new ARCs on the shelf:
MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche, nonfiction
Being Lara: A Novel by Lola Jaye
How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel by Meg Donohue
Other Waters by Eleni N. Gage
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
What are your bookish plans for the coming week?