So our wee pal Margaret has had quite an interesting day … three newspapers and two radio stations have been in contact already and been put in touch with her directly.
She feels a little bit “Superstarry” today I can tell you.
I’m pretty sure it hasn’t actually sunk in that she is Debt Free .. but the more she tells her story the more real it is beginning to feel for her I’m sure. So (despite a wee bit of a head today) she has been on the phone on and off today with all that has been buzzing around.
Like a dog with a bone though she is adamant that the book NEEDS to be written … that there is so much content now on this site and so many great stories amongst us all that it needs to be collated and presented so that others can learn from those who have been through it all before them.
She and I (unfortunately) agree that this recession is here and here to stay for a while yet and people are going to need all out savvy skills in order to keep afloat until the economy starts to recover in a meaningful way. By that I mean NOT political soundbites but real money in our purses and real change in our standard of living.
I’ve struggled with the idea of the book in the past – I have an outline – I even have complete chapters all written and ready to rock and roll ……. but I was never really comfortable about it being “My Story” IYSWIM? Margaret very properly pointed out that its not really about that now .. its about you guys taking my random wittering and going out and doing amazing stuff financially in real life.
She has even written me a short piece to use in the “I’m Debt Free” part that I had planned .. and can I say it works so much better when its about someone else than about me
So tomorrow a business colleague is arriving to stand over me whilst I whip a new outline into shape and look at the structure and content of what needs to be written ………….. and that is where you guys come in …. because I will be looking for other great snippets and quotes from the real experts in this .. the people who are ACTUALLY DOING IT!!!
I am going to commit to having this book done and dusted by my birthday in June …. and if you guys agree I would love my birthday present from you to be your contributions … your experiences … in your own words.
So – who is game?