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I Never Thought of Myself Like That…Until I Did

July 27, 2016

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You know, I’ve been writing since I was a kid (thanks, Captian Obvious). I should say I’ve been enjoying writing since I was a kid. At some point in school, I began to think of myself as a writing person and not a math person. Maybe an adult told me that or maybe I was just realistic at a young age. I can still remember more than one creative writing assignment from 4th grade if that tells you how much I liked it. Once I decided to give it a try in 2005, blogging came easy to me as i published my very first blog post, even if I was sure only my mother would read it.

I continued blogging for years. I became better at it. I journaled though my scrapbook pages. I told stories. I started a business and based the whole premise around telling our stories and writing. I don’t even do phone calls with my work team, I write. I write a lot. I learned how to write more effectively. I learned how to move people to action through words on a computer screen.

I’d never thought of myself as a “writer” though, until one day I did.

I’m at that space in my life where writing is the thing that’s connecting everything I am good at. I’ve learned to write my voice. Maybe, just maybe, it’s actually just writing that I’m good at? Maybe, just maybe, I should try to do something with this little gift.

I’m not sure why but somewhere around last November I decided I was going to add the word “writer” to that list of words that describes who I am. You know the ones in your Instagram profile or social media headlines. In order for me to do that, though? I’m going to have to write something significant. Not just a really good post on a blog or a social media blurb. I’m talking about a book. A real, legit book with words that string together to make chapters and, like, a preface.

I did what any normal person does when they decide they’re going to write a book. Start reading books, of course. I also called a few people that know a thing or two about the actual book industry and they were kind enough to actually help me. Thank God for those people. As someone who is not a natural “connector,” I’m so thankful for the connectors that I know. They’re just good peeps. Know them. Love them. Keep them close. They’ll connect you with open doors.

You guys, I’m actually going to try this book writing thing. I’m gonna go ahead and put it out there now that I’m not looking to write a small-time book. I’m shooting for the stars. I’ve had this on my desk since January and I’ll tell you I’ve gone back and forth on walking through the door.

Book Writing

Could be awesome. Could be a very public digger down the main hallway in high school (not that I would know anything about how that feels). I’m not really sure yet but I’m going to try anyway.

What I hope this leads to is more everyday women sharing their extraordinary gifts and talents with the world. We need more women in the world of entrepreneurship. I hope it leads to more moms coming together and encouraging rather than tearing down and hurting. We need to put an end to this world of false perfection that we moms have somehow bought as normal. For God’s sake, let’s put an end to writing terrible stuff about each other in our darkest times on the internet. I hope this book is a tangible piece of me they can keep forever and that they know if I can, they can and so much more. I hope God knows what he’s doing and he’ll forgive me for using the word “Vajayjay” in the first chapter. I hope this book can be even one small part of all of that. You never know. Books can change the world.

This won’t be the first time a book has changed my life but it sure will be a book I never forget.

Lindsay Teague Moreno

  1. Kathy Tully says:

    So glad for you that you found your next form of expression. I wish you success

  2. Ashley says:

    You got this!!!! Cant wait to read it you are an amazing strong woman and an inspiration to many myself included. Rock the World and Shine like the Star you are!!

  3. Becca says:

    So so proud of you. I knew you could do it!

    Love you,

  4. Ashley Compton says:

    Proud of you! This is amazing! I will for sure buy one!

  5. Kathi Glaze Williams says:

    Yes yes yes

  6. Shelley says:

    Hey Lindsay, I talked to you briefly after one of your sessions at convention and something you said really resonated with me! Writing a bestseller will no doubt inspire many people! You go girl!!!

  7. Kristina says:

    I believe in YOU.
    SO proud of you!
    I’m going to buy your NYT best seller! Can’t wait! I’m totally going to make you sign it, too. 😉


  8. Tammy Judson says:

    Thanks Lindsay! I’ve had a book in the works for years. Notes all over the place…like25 years. One focuses on relationships- spouse boyfriend etc. The other…years, of the world, according to kids. Go grab your dreams!

  9. Emily Stewart says:

    Can’t wait to buy that book!

  10. Charlene Hughes says:

    I, too, enjoyed writing as a child and had a dream of one day writing a book, or two, or three. After journaling for many years, writing insights on my meditation time in Scripture, I felt God say it was time. I began copying entries from my journals, editing out the personal stuff that only I would relate to. I got tired and burned out after a few months and put it down. Then a good friend who did life coaching on the side worked with me to set some realistic goals to work on my book until it was complete. My first book, Rivers of Living Water – A Devotional Journey to Intimacy with God was published in October 2014. I was elated; it was a dream come true! I know there will be others, but right now I’m focusing on building my YL biz. 🙂 Writing is truly a labor of love, and contains parts of your heart and soul that are exposed to the world and will live on forever. I wish you all the best as you begin this exciting adventure. I’m absolutely certain it will be awesome! Blessings <3

  11. Cheryl Esterbrooks says:

    I so look forward to reading this book! My very Best to you Lindsay. Thank You for just everything…someday I hope to Thank You in Person.
    God Bless

  12. Ann says:

    You’ve got this!

  13. Corinne Widmayer says:

    Great! I have recently owned the title of writer. It’s my strength in this business. I love writing classes. I wrote a book before I became a Lemondropper, and I have been needing to get back to it since it was interrupted by this LD business. It’s hard to be divided. Time is coming to write, write, write. You can do it! God increases talents to our needs and to the person who uses well the gifts she already has.

  14. Vicki Eagleman says:

    I remember you saying you were going to write a book or start writing a book in 2016. I don’t remember if it was at Fuel or in a LD post, but I was just thinking last week, “I wonder how Lindsay’s book is coming along?” Not a week later, you post about it. I know you will crush it! I, too, will write a book one day and that day is getting closer! I can’t wait to read your book…

  15. Melinda says:

    Go, Lindsay!!

  16. Suzi Hersey says:

    If you write it, they will read it. Sorry, had to borrow a Field of Dreams quote and squish it around. Honestly, I happen to know, well, several thousand peeps who can’t wait to get their hands on anything LTM. So proud to know you and to be part of your tribe.

  17. Anne Lively Leeper says:

    I can’t wait to read it! ?

  18. Gretchen says:

    Can’t wait to read it! I totally agree with building women up instead of tearing each other down. Thank you for being an encourager.

  19. Audrey Bianco says:

    You go girl! I think you can do whatever you decide to do—you’re just that kind of ‘I’ll make this happen’ woman! And you’ll do a stellar job!

  20. Emily Rodenberg says:

    Your book will be great! You are such a wonderful example to everyone around you and inspire greatness! Can’t wait to read it!

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