It has been a long-time dream: Writing and publishing books.
I've managed to do it once so far. A children's book published back in 2000 by a small publisher in Singapore. 15 years ago. It was exciting to find a book I've written on the shelves of a shop!
However, that feat has not been repeated since. Even though it's something that I've been telling myself that I wish to do.
Year after year, I say: This is it. This is when I'm finally going to make it happen.
But, so many other things kept coming up on the top of my list and the writing/publishing thing kept getting buried way down.
Not this year.
This year, somehow, it has all come together.
My regular "Let's click on this link and see what happens" thing took me to a place where I finally ended up getting the necessary kick-in-the-butt to move some of these dreams along.
That design course I did a few months ago? Came in handy.
My usual July 'down time' from Vervely.com? This is one of the things that filled my days, nights, and weekends. This, plus a couple of other projects.
Yes, Today Guided Journals is one of my 'passion projects'. This Life Edition journal is all about being able to journal the day-to-day life in fun, creative ways. It contains journal writing prompts, quotes, and journaling tips to inspire even busy and uninspired folks.
It will be published by Paper Boat Publishing, my new independent publishing company. It should be available in various good bookshops worldwide in the next few weeks. I'm hoping to do a giveaway one of these days. So, watch this space for updates.
Also, for those wanting to watch this on social, you can also track the hashtag #JournalingToday .
Looking for review copies? Please check Paper Boat Publishing's review copies guidelines. If you think you fit the bill, please fill out the form and/or contact me with your details. I will only have a limited number of review copies to give, so requests will be reviewed and prioritised accordingly.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.