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I started writing my book!

I can’t contain the excitement! I’m all fired up! I started writing my book! Yay!

I have been thinking about this book for months and, of course, I kept procrastinating. Partly because my event planning season (on top of my coaching schedule) was very busy this summer, and partly because I didn’t have the right push to start writing. But thanks to #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I decided to participate and just do it!

NaNoWriMo is an online writing project that started in 1999, and it takes place during the month of November (perfect timing!). You create your account on their website, and you set a goal of a 50,000 word-manuscript to be written between November 1-30. The website is very motivating with resources, writing buddies (I found a couple on Twitter while talking about #NaNoWriMo, it’s a very popular hashtag this month), forums, and local writing events (they have groups all over). You can keep track of your progress with word count, and badges that you collect as you keep writing.

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From what I understood you’re supposed to write a novel but every genre is welcome. I believe non-fiction writers are called “rebels” and I think I am one. Why? Because my book will be more about my favorite topic: life-work balance. I will share my personal story and proven strategies to improve your life, personally and professionally.

I have to say, this is not my first writing experience. I co-authored a book for entrepreneurs a couple of years ago called Insiders Know-How: Running Your Own Business. My chapter was called¬†Learn To Love Your Body For Maximum Productivity. However, I felt something was missing in my career. I needed to write my own book. That’s why I decided to join #NaNoWriMo.

But that’s not all. My cat, Miss Mocha, is my partner in crime in the book. The (not definite) title is “Miss Mocha and Me”, and the tagline is “How cats can teach us to enjoy life”. Yes, after spending years with cats I learned that they know a lot about the quality of life, and I believe we should follow (some of) their habits.

So here I am. Or better yet, here we are. I took this picture today while I was going through the 3,657 words I wrote in the first two days, and I was getting ready for Day 3. Miss Mocha came to nap next to me, on top of her favorite throne: a basket of clean laundry ready to be ironed. It smells amazingly fresh, and it’s very comfy. Not a bad choice!

I am also documenting my 30-day journey on Periscope, feel free to follow along @SabrinaCadini. Every night I share something about the book, behind the scenes, some excerpts, and more.

Stay tuned for updates, I can’t wait to have my book done and ready for you to read!

Are you writing a book? Tell us more! Join us on #NaNoWriMo!

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