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Journal writing – the beginning of the book Out of Status

I received a lot of inquiries and emails about creative writing after I published, “Out of Status”.  I am not an expert, but I do plan on writing the steps I took in getting the book published. It’s amazing how modern technology helped and I would love to share what I learned - and I learned plenty!

Journal writing is one of the ways you can creatively express and record your feelings. I started writing since grade school. I had a notebook next to my bed. At the end of the day, I made sure I wrote something.

So if you’re interested in writing anything at all, start with acquiring a notebook -- the old fashioned, paper notebook! Customize your notebook with whatever design or cover that makes you smile, and keep that notebook handy.

This journal/notebook was given by my daughter awhile back. This is just one of many journals I used in putting together my thoughts about the book.

Inspiration comes at any time, so whatever idea comes to mind – write it down: Text it to yourself, write a note or scribble it in your journal. 

Next week, we'll talk about finding a place to write where you can be creative with words.

Special Announcement:

GottaLoveMom has a new resident writer: a dear friend, Anne Godoy-Organista of  Writer's Space.  
We knew each other since college.

We are privileged to have her insightful writings every Tuesdays, starting tomorrow.

Here's a short excerpt from her blog:
I believe we're given new messages everyday and whether we open and read it or throw it to the wind depends a lot on our disposition. If we throw it to the wind, we might be skipping on an important message and lose out on some opportunity for that day. If we however open and read it, at least we give ourselves the chance to choose what we'll do with it. 

Until next time. Remember dream BIG and keep smiling.


  1. That's awesome you published a book! It does help to jot down what's in our hearts on a simple notebook. It helps to have that and always reminds us of our adventures. The ups and downs of life's journey. God bless.


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