For the new year, I have decided to add a new element to my blog. Thus far, I have been documenting my book club journey: the books we've read, my progress of these books and the results of the meetings we've held. For 2011, I made a resolution to complete a book I am writing. Currently, I have three chapters written and am working on number four. I've made a resolution like this in the past and was able to accomplish it by finishing my first book. This will be book number two. To help keep me on track, I've decided to document my journey: my progress, frustrations, setbacks, etc., figuring that keeping you informed will help keep me motivated. And, who know, maybe you can even help me on those days I seem to be blocked. First, let me tell you a little bit about my book.
The book is called Glasses and All. It's from the view point of a 16 year-old boy who finds himself infatuated with the new girl. The issue is he's popular and she's not. Why isn't she popular? Because she doesn't care about what she looks like. She wears glasses, no makeup, hair in pony tails and doesn't follow the fashion trends. From day one, she's labeled an outsider and what makes our hero fascinated by her is the fact that she doesn't care. She is who she is and he wished he could be that way.
The idea is to show that glasses is beautiful. I am a glasses wearer and growing up I was picked on one way or another for wearing them. Being called four-eyes was the least of what I went through. The hero of this story isn't the only one who will discover that you don't have to be picture perfect to be beautiful. You're beautiful just by being who you are: Glasses and all.
Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.