Writing books and sending them out into the world is such a fun way to connect with people. I love that my little pile of words has reached so many moms at exactly the time they really need to feel connected. I love this photo so much, and her words are the best review ever. #Repost @mikaelacjudd
A book may not seem like a new mom necessity. It is.
Because laughter is essential. It’s better for moments of sleep deprivation craziness than anything.
Except of course sleep…which is laughable in its own right.
Because no matter how ‘okay’ you tell the world you are, the truth is every mom is a rage of sleep-deprived hormones t...
I just found out the 3rd Edition of my first book is out and for sale! I do so love NonRunner's, everything that led me to writing it, all the places it ended up taking me. I added some content to this new version and wanted to share an edited down version of my favorite new chapter - An Epilogue to My Epilogue. It's a long read about how I almost didn't finish my marathon, and it's "Deep Thoughts by Dawn" mode, you've been warned:
If you recall, my knee finally had enough of long-distance running around Mile 12 of my 26.2-mile marathon, leaving me to walk/drag my leg the rest of the way. Another fun feature of Mile 12...
People always tell me they want to write a book. They ask me how to do it, how I did it. I give them the answer and most people lose interest when they hear how much work it is. I tell them about book proposals, and research, and agents, and editors, and publishers, and marketing. I tell them that they will not be the next J.K. Rowling. They probably won’t even be the next Dawn Dais.
Recently someone wrote to me asking about the financial aspects of writing books. They wanted to know how much money they can make writing books. I told them about the tiny advance I received for my first book and the very large amount I spent p...