Many of you know that I’m a full-time writer. I support my family with various writing activities, including freelancing for magazines, helping businesses communicate, and authoring several books. (This is my professional website if you’re curious.)
What you may not know is that I wrote a novel last year that my intrepid literary agent is currently shopping. 100 Things I Want in a Lover is the story of Natalie Dare, a down-on-her-luck divorcée who reads a self-help book suggesting that the key to getting what we want is to make a Life List and put it out there in the Universe.
Natalie decides to write down all of the things she wants in her ideal soul mate. Once she gets started, she goes all-out and pens a list containing 100 attributes – everything from “honest” and “romantic” to “credit score of 720 or higher” and “no unruly nose and ear hair.” After tucking the list under her mattress and trying to meditate on a positive outcome, Natalie finds herself on an unpredictable journey that upends everything she thought she knew about love—and ultimately challenges her to figure out what she really wants.
Based on the premise that figuring out what we want is half the battle, 100ThingsIWant.com is a website I created where people can boldly share their lists of intentions. It’s also a place to be energized by others’ hopes, dreams and successes.
Now I’m hoping to hear from you. I invite you to submit your “– Things I Want…” list about any aspect of your life, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. I’ll share selected lists on the site, and I’m happy to link back with a permanent link to your website or blog if you have one. Send your list to eliza (at) happysimpleliving.com between now and midnight MST September 1, 2013.
I look forward to reading and sharing your life lists.