Many of you have been asking about the progress on my beautiful little book on friendship, titled "Company Girl." It was back in June that I ran a contest for photo submissions, and then Dawn Fry and I went through a selection process in August.
Now that it is November 2, I probably should tell you exactly where I am on it.
Answer: Almost done.
And: Just can't pull the trigger to finalize it.
The book is turning out GORGEOUS, by the way.
Here is the deal. There are about 70 photos in all. 65 of them are hands down, absolutely perfect. About 5 of them are....almost perfect. They would work fine. But I'm just not quite able to say "I LOVE EVERYTHING and I'm ready to send it to the publisher."
Out of the 311 photos that were submitted, I must say they were all wonderful. So our selection process went like this: We eliminated photos taken with phone cameras, the ones that were out of focus, were poor resolution quality and photos that didn't fit the subject. That was the easy part. The harder part came when deciding between two similar photos, i.e. grandmother/granddaughter subjects. Or the fact that we had so many adorable photos with children but not enough with adult women friends. And we had plenty of great photos of friends with their arms around each other, smiling at the camera...but we just couldn't use ALL of them.
So I've set a November Goal: I will finish this book project by the end of this month and have it sent off to the publisher. And I will ask for some help.
To finalize this, I will give everyone an opportunity to submit additional photos with the following subject matter: older women friends, more diverse ethnicity (hispanic, african american, aisian etc.) and ACTION photos: talking, walking, painting fingernails, having coffee...in other words, not just smiling into the camera. This is a great "second chance" to get a photo into the book. But they have to be EXCEPTIONALLY good, seriously. They need to be awesome.
I will consider any photos meeting the above criteria if you will submit them by Sunday, November 8. Simply go to Companygirl.com and go to the upload page to submit!
Do you have a goal for this month? Writing it down is a great way to make yourself commit to getting it done. Blogging about it is another surefire way to get it done so you won't face public humiliation.
Today's Small Thing is to set a goal for November. It can be big or small, it doesn't matter. Sometimes a small goal is just as important to write down and accomplish because it gives us a taste of victory when we complete it!
What is your goal? Write it down and then tell someone about it. Let's accomplish our goals together this month!