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The Book

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to write a book.  And while I’ve written a couple of drafts in the past I haven’t been too inspired to pursue those projects because, well, they didn’t exactly knock my socks off.  But thanks to this blog and all of your supportive comments I can say that I have finally found my “voice.”  

I’ve been working on a new book project for a while now and the good news is that I think I am on to something with this one.  In a nutshell, I am putting my sarcasm to good use to write a non-fiction, humorous look at motherhood. 

From the sleepless nights to the non-stop vomit, from the never-ending diapers to my now-crappy metabolism…I plan to make fun of it all.  

Do you want to be part of the fun?  Then head on over to my Confessions page and put in your two cents. Anonymously or not – you decide…

23 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2010 4:06 pm

    I had to quickly dash over here to “The Book” to see if you’d written a chapter…. but find myself here alone…. “Hello.., anyone here?” Very excited to start reading…, so…., will just sit quietly here and wait :)

  2. Aimee permalink
    August 25, 2010 8:36 pm

    I like the picturee.

  3. October 22, 2010 11:47 am

    From the humor in your blog, I think your book will be a great success :-)

  4. December 31, 2010 5:16 pm

    Motherhood can indeed inspire a lot of sarcasm. Many of us moms will enjoy it and be able to relate.

  5. January 25, 2011 10:03 am

    Having just read a dozen or so of your posts, I think you have the perfect voice for a book.

  6. February 3, 2011 7:21 am

    The book is going to be awesome.do it do it do it do it

  7. February 3, 2011 8:51 am

    OK, I love this … many times I’ve said “I feel like that many-armed goddess because I’m doing so many things at once” – and here she is. I love it! Can’t wait to read your book.

  8. June 8, 2011 5:08 am

    I love your idea for the book, really good luck with it. Some of my favourite motherhood books in the UK have been by Liz Frazer (Yummy Mummy Survival guide and Family Book) and ‘Babyproof your Marriage’ which had me laughing at every page. Motherhood is such a body/mind/soul altering journey that anything that can make you laugh is invaluable. Can’t wait to read yours.

  9. livinglearningeating permalink
    July 28, 2011 5:17 am

    I’m looking forward to your book!

    I have recently published a middle grade novel (‘Elsbett & Robin Take On A-Nasty-Sia’ : https://www.createspace.com/3651515 )

    Good luck! And wish me luck ;)

    • July 28, 2011 8:09 am

      Thank you and congratulations to you on your accomplishment! I definitely wish you lots of luck.

  10. October 14, 2011 12:49 pm

    your “comebacks” for hubby are hilarious. Are you sure you don’t want to venture into chiclit? I think I wanted to be a writer since I was 5. Seriously. And I love reading. There’s 300 of my favorite novels stashed in my closet right now. And? I have a shelf of writer’s reference books in my bedroom constantly reminding me of that dream. that dream that i get to every so often. and then get too busy for.

  11. October 16, 2011 10:48 pm

    Just come across your site Ameena and I am reading your stuff even though I am not a mother (I do have 2 nephews and 1 niece, however….). Love your writing style – I shall return !

    • October 17, 2011 8:55 am

      Thank you Razwana for your compliment and for reading!

  12. December 8, 2011 9:13 am

    Best of luck with your book…you are clearly a humorous and talented writer, so I predict you’ll go far! :)

  13. Rufina permalink
    January 3, 2012 10:10 pm

    I know what you mean about finding your voice! You have definitely found yours. (I am still working on mine!) I think your book will make the perfect gift for all my friends…:)

    • January 4, 2012 2:16 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words! I think I’ve found my voice…but I haven’t found the motivation to be diligent about making progress on the book. It’s harder than I thought!

      • mildlyentertained permalink
        March 19, 2012 12:29 pm

        I agree with this! The actual process is daunting, time-consuming – and extremely discouraging. It’s like chasing a rainbow for the pot of gold…sometimes I think I should just focus on my “real” job and forget this. But then when I’m there, I’m not happy. It’s tough.

      • March 20, 2012 1:49 pm

        Extremely discouraging is right…That’s why I have a real job too. So that I feel like I am making a contribution that will actually go somewhere! Versus this book…which may never see reality.

  14. May 22, 2012 2:01 am

    For what it’s worth, I hope you do pursue this project further. I have no doubt in my mind that if you did come out with a book it would be hugely successful – and not just with your readers. You have such a great writing Style Ameena, and your blog is proof of your ability to captivate an audience made up of so many demographics. I am neither a mom (nor anywhere close to being one) and would pick up a copy of your book in an instant, as I’m sure, would most of my friends!

  15. September 20, 2012 11:34 pm

    I just clicked on this page and had to write to you: I love your daily insights and how you make mothering very accessible. In fact, when watching WHAT TO EXPECT I thought, this is Ameena’s style.

    May you carve out the time for this project to be nourished and developed
    “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

  16. Brittany Creel permalink
    April 30, 2013 8:16 am

    How is the book coming? I’m still excited for it!

    • April 30, 2013 10:36 am

      Hi Brittany … the book has unfortunately taken a back seat for now. But hopefully when things slow down I’ll be able to focus on it again!

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