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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Book Clubs for Accountability?

I haven't been great about writing lately. To be honest, I haven't been able to focus on writing in two
years. I have been quite diligent about reading, but not to the extent where it's helping me with my writing. Several authors I've had the opportunity to interview have mentioned how their book clubs and writing groups have really helped them stay on task. I was mulling this over (which is a several day process for me), when I ran into a friend in the school parking lot. We were both there to either pick up or drop off one of our children. As busy mother's (we each have 4 children), we seem to spend the majority of our day chasing children from here to there. This friend mentioned we should start a book club. I guess I took that as my queue to start a book club.

My husband gave me that smile. The smile that says "honey, you barely sleep now, and you want to do WHAT?" as I explained we would be having a group of people over to discuss a book each month. I told him how within a few short hours I had recruited a group of people to read with as well as several younger people to watch the children. I excitedly told him how we would be reading one of my favorite books and how this was going to help get me on track for writing again. It is my goal to use our writing group to help me with my accountability to myself. I will have to read a book within a set amount of time, prepare discussion questions, share ideas, etc... and hopefully through the sharing within the group I will once again find my inspiration to start writing.

Now dear reader, I ask you: Please share your thoughts on book clubs and/or writing clubs? AND share: What are your thoughts on accountability? How do you stay true to your dreams?

Crystal is a church musician, business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Reedsville, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 8, Andre 7, Breccan 20 months, and Delphine 15 weeks), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, and over 200 Holsteins. You can find Crystal blogging and reviewing books and all sorts of other stuff at:

1 comment:

  1. I think as busy moms, we need accountability to someone other than ourselves because if we don't, we do not put our needs before our family. I know that sounds a little off, but it's true. So I COMPLETELY understand where you are coming from and wish you the very best!


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