What are you doing on Tuesday, March 27th? If Joni Cole has her way, you will be keeping a day diary that could be featured in the next This Day In The Life book.
"Your day diary will cover the 24-hour period from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. In essence, a day diary is part itinerary: what you did and when you did it; and part journal: what is going through your head and heart throughout that day.
Because the theme of this book is working women, we ask that you make sure to clarify your job duties when on the job, so that readers get a real sense of what it’s like to work as an administrative assistant, or a waitress, or an at-home mom, or a movie star. Of course, a complete day diary of any working woman also encompasses all those other job-related activities, thoughts, and feelings that occur throughout any given day, whether you are multitasking on the way to daycare, celebrating at lunch with a coworker about her positive review, or tossing and turning at night over recent layoffs.
By creating a day diary and allowing us to share it with our readers, you will be contributing to the book’s power to reveal the reality of women’s working lives across the country."
This will be the third in the series of This Day In A Life books. Unlike the previous two books, this one is specifically targeted to working women. "We want to feature an unfiltered view of working women whether it comes with a paycheck or not," said Joni.
For transparency purposes, Joni is a personal friend whom I have the highest respect and trust. As bloggers,we share a great deal about our lives and work everyday. Having someone take our day diary and edit the entry for a book is a different issue.
I can only say that Joni is a writer's writer, If you decide to participate you will have the opportunity to work with one of the most special people you will ever meet. To be part of this writing project, you'll need to complete a confirmation form saying you plan to keep a day diary.
Joni says in the last book 600 people committed and 500 submitted their diaries. The book featured 34 complete entries and excerpts from more than 200 other diaries.
Just click here to get your confirmation material. Have fun.
This is cross-posted at Blogher