One week from today, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets will officially be out. “They” (whoever they are) say writing a book is like having a baby. The closer I get to November 8th, the more I nod my head in agreement.
At this moment, I’m feeling like I did in the last month of a pregnancy. By the 9th month, I was always ready to just be done and get that baby out of there.
As feedback has been coming in from pre-readers, I’ve experienced something else that’s similar to motherhood that I didn’t expect.
Kids are individuals. As they grow, they live their own lives, and though I helped write the story, that story eventually goes beyond me and beyond my control.
After seven years of blogging, I’m seeing that book writing is a whole new game. As pre-readers are taking the strategies and making them work, they’re making them their own. My story is turning into their stories. My baby/book is growing up and going out in the world and making things happen.
It’s exciting to watch.
So, what are people saying?
Suzann – “While Dana gives you help taking control of your home, what she really gives you is an understanding of your brain. She peeks into the head of people like me who seem to spin their wheels and never make traction. It isn’t about knowing ‘how’ to clean your home. It is about knowing how to work with your brain. For the first time, I feel like I haven’t been condemned for the brain I have but rather have been shown how to embrace it and use it to make significant difference in my home, and ultimately in my life.This book is a game changer.”
Stella – “What really appealed to me is that Dana understands because she’s been there, she’s lived the mess, she is not the neat freak with no clue what it’s like to struggle with keeping a home tidy. She’s a naturally mess-prone person who has figured out what it takes to keep a home tidy despite her messy tendencies, and she’s put all her hard won experience down on paper so we can all benefit from it.”
Kandi – “I can’t sing the praises of this book enough! I am neat by nature but felt my house getting a little harder to manage with each baby (and all. the. stuff.). I love how this book breaks things down into manageable REALISTIC tasks. I was only a few chapters in when my husband could already tell a difference in our home.”
Reading these reviews is like hearing someone brag on one of my kids!
You can read all 67 (or so) reviews from advance readers over on GoodReads here.
If you decide you need this book, go here for links to places where you can order or look for it in your local bookstore!