On 14 March 2012, I did a post called, “Procrastination or Patience?.”
I’m happy to report I finally had the moment of clarity on the journaling series, “30 Quotes 30 Days,” that I started back in 2010.
While the regular-sized version has room for writing down your thoughts about the quotes, I thought there should be a pocket companion of just the quotes.
With this idea in mind, I started setting up volumes two and three of the series; registering their ISBNs, doing the book covers and creating the pages, but something kept telling me to wait.
Although the wait may be frustrating for a couple of folks who ordered the pocket companion, I’m thankful that I did wait on Him to finish guiding me into this project.
What He told me to do was not create two, separate pieces—one regular-sized product and a pocket companion—from the whole, but to scale down the size of the regular-sized product, so that it is both a journal and pocket companion.
To some of you, this may seem like it would have been obvious, but originally I was thinking, “Well, what if people don’t need the journaling portion, but they just want the quotes?”
That was an issue for me, because the main purpose of the series is to help people begin to journal who have a hard time overcoming the blank page when they first get started. Each day of the journal has three parts:
- An original quote that I gleaned from things I’ve seen and/or experienced
- Followed by three questions; one that asks you to explain how the quote applies to you at this moment in your life, one that asks you what you want to remember about that particular day and the last one that asks you to write down one, good thing that happened to you that particular day
- Followed by three, blank-but-lined pages so you have more space to keep answering the questions and/or to write down your other thoughts/ideas
Well, with a scaled-down version of the regular-sized product, you don’t have to give up one to have the other, because you never know when you might want both, so…
Having said all that and now having my clearer focus, I can back up a bit and revise volume 1 and move on to my next volumes.
And, I will be sending free copies of the revised, first volume to all the people who purchased the original, regular-sized product, plus they’ll get volumes 2 and 3 for free.
It’s the least I should do to show them how much I appreciate their support. 🙂
If you’re interested, click the following image to sneak peek Volume 1 of “30 Quotes 30 Days.”