One thing I’m proud of is a scrapbook I made of our family trip to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman two years ago. It took me six months to complete and I had roughly 4500 pictures to choose from. In the end, I created a book of 80 pages. It was a lot of hard work and I had great fun picking the pictures, the colors, shapes and presentation (like a story board). I printed it twice and gave one of the copies as a gift to our good friends who welcomed us over there. It was really awesome to have a finished product and to relive the ten-day adventure whenever we showed it. Also, for six months, while I was working on it, it felt like I was still on vacation and could re-experience those fantastic moments.
Another thing I’m proud of is my Nanowrimo novel (actually I have one and a half…). In 2009 (yeah, I know its a long time ago), I did the Nanowrimo challenge of writting a 50,000 word novel. I still need to put it into type because for the moment I have it written out in notebooks. I already have 30,000 words typed. In order to process my novel faster I have recently acquired (it arrived today by mail) a voice recorder with software that converts audio words to typed words. I’ve tried it out and I estimate that I can go at least 5 times faster with this method. I can type about 1000 words an hour and with the voice recorder method I will be able to « type » at least 5000 words per hour. Instead of taking me one week to type in the text that’s left for my first novel, I might even finish this weekend ! My next step is to follow a course on novel revising.
I do all this because : I just like to share with people things that worked for me. Things that helped me solve my problems in a new and interesting, maybe even unexpected, way… The method has to be simple, rapid, easy to apply and get great results. I don’t have much time, money or energy to waste with stuff that works half-way. It has to be WOW and BRILLIANT. I don’t think you have much time, energy or money to waste either….
So, I’m waiting to hear from you. Just drop a comment to let me know of one of your accomplishments…