Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If it takes A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, it'll still be worth it!

MY BOOK CAME IN THE MAIL!! It came yesterday. The book. The book I got for free because I wrote a story. A story about "stories"! And it was in the mailbox, and I took it out of the mailer, actually ripped it open, and there it was -- The Book.

A Million Miles
Okay, not THE The Book, but, you know what I mean:

Donald Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life.

Holy Cow! You CAN get something for free these days!

So, a few nights ago, Chris Brogan wrote a post about Donald Miller's book. The book is about how the author saw his life as a story, decided he didn't exactly like the way it was going, so he took the necessary steps to change it.

You could tell Brogan really dug the book! More than that, he wanted his readers to dig it. To that end, he challenged his readers to write a blog post about "the importance of story in your life." Write a story, win a book. By midnight, I had mine written and called it: "When One Has No Life, It's Best to Invent One."

(If you read the story, take a look at the comments. I think Brogan liked it!)

Anyways, the book came yesterday (sorry I was a bit gushy up there), and I can't wait to read it.

Thanks Chris Brogan for the challenge; thanks Thomas Nelson (publisher) for providing the book; and thank you Donald Miller for the inspiration!

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