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Book Review: The In-Between by @JeffGoins

As a little kid, I remember struggling to sleep the night before Christmas and the night before the first day of school.  More recently, I’ve struggled with sleep the night before our trip to Guatemala and the nights before big meetings at work.  In all these cases, I am so focused on the next big thing on my schedule.  In the intensity of my thoughts for the future, I miss out on sleep.

On a larger scale, we spend so much time focusing on the big events in our lives – things like college, marriage, home purchase, children, promotion, and retirement.  In our focus on these next big things, we often miss out on the life that is going on right around us.

In The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing [A Spiritual Memoir], Jeff Goins shares stories from his own journey in learning to live in the spaces between the big events of life.  The In-Between is part memoir and part call to action.  Jeff stories will draw you in and take you to places of “in-between” in his life.  These are stories in which we can all relate.  And he will challenge you to appreciate and embrace the everyday life you are living right now.  As I read The In-Between, I literally found myself smiling, crying, and thinking.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a fresh look at life.

I’m giving away a copy of The In-Between to a “lucky” member of The Stretched Community.  The winner will be selected at random from the top ten commenters this month (October 2013) on the blog.  Your chances of winning increase the more you comment.  I’ll announce the winner at the beginning of November.  If you can’t wait, pick up a copy yourself by clicking the link below.

What are you waiting for?  What are you doing while you wait?

(Please note:  There are affiliate links in this post.  Should you purchase The In-Between by clicking one of these links, I receive a small percentage of the purchase.  These funds are used to support The Stretched Blog and to extend ministry and missions to Guatemala.  Thank you!)

eBook Review: You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One) by Jeff Goins

Today, I’m excited to share about a new eBook resource for writers that will be available in the next couple of days from Jeff Goins.  In You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One), Jeff shares tips and encouragement for writers.

First, Jeff who blogs regularly at challenges readers to change their attitude about writing.  He encourages readers to take on the title of “writer.”  I have always considered myself to be an engineer, a father, a husband, and a leader, but thanks to Jeff I now consider myself to be a writer.

You Are A Writer provides key advice for finding your voice as a writer.  Jeff explains how to build a platform, how to establish a brand, and how to utilize channels of connection.  As a blogger for the past four or five years, I came away from You are A Writer with valuable information that will help me grow in my writing.

Finally, Jeff shares his insights in how newer writers and take the next step towards publication.  You Are A Writer provides step by step essentials for progressing from a closet writer to becoming published in magazines and on-line to writing your own book.  This eBook is an excellent resource that I will come back to again and again in my pursuit of becoming a better writer.  You Are A Writer has my recommendation.

Thanks, Jeff, for sharing your writing experience and knowledge with us!

Are you a writer?  What’s your next step in your writing journey?

Update 5/2/2012 from Jeff Goins:  The website is now live. I’m still waiting to hear back from Barnes & Noble, but the book is now live on Amazon: