Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vitamin L

I am searching for heartfelt and inspirational stories about mother-daughter relationships, stories that share wisdom and teach important moral and life lessons, stories from which daughters and moms might derive hope and guidance after reading them.

What did you learn from this unique parent-child relationship, how it has changed over the years, how you two dealt with conflict, etc? The stories can be about good or bad times, as long as the result is something others can learn from. There are no format or length requirements.

For more information about submitting your story, please visit my website, http://www.gregoryelang.com/, and click the red corner on the home page, just beneath the “Projects” tab.

I’m also conducting recorded telephone interviews for those who prefer to tell rather than write their story. Just send me an email with your phone number and dates/times you are available. Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes.

If you’d like to submit a daughter-mom photo to display on this blog, please email it to greg.lang@mindspring.com.

If this is your first visit to my blog, please read the Frequently Asked Questions posted on March 20, 2008.

The deadline for submitting your story or participating in an interview is August 1, 2008.

Now on to today’s post~

Today’s photo is of my friend Jeanine and her mom, taken just outside Lincoln center in NYC. Jeanine is a Health Counselor (http://www.jeaninefinelli.com/) who advises we all get an ample daily dose of Vitamin L – Love – for with it good things happen for your mind, body and spirit! I’ll have two, please.

Here are a few more profound sentences lifted from daughter-mom stories I received recently:

“When it came time to deliver my child, I wanted nobody but my mom. She was the only one who knew what I was going through. She was the one who held my hand and told me everything would be okay.”

“I never thought I would be good at being a mother, but the moment I looked at my newborn daughter’s face I knew I would do anything and everything for my beautiful baby.”

“It didn't matter what time she went to bed, it seemed mom was always first up and making breakfast before we even knew it was morning.”

If you want to send a story but are wondering what to write about, here are five topics that have yet to be touched upon:

1. The birds and the bees talk
2. A daughter or mom caring for the other who is dying
3. A mom who helps her daughter overcome a shortcoming to be a better person
4. A daughter teaches her mom a new skill that then opens new doors
5. A daughter witnesses the strength of her mother’s character

And of course there are many others. Please feel free to ask me about your idea if you wish before committing time to write it or participate in an interview.

Thanks to those of you who have left encouraging comments on previous blog posts. It really helps me along to read of your support for my project as well as to have evidence you really do read the blog!

The early indicators of the success of Daddy’s Little Girl are promising! Nearly twenty media sources have already asked for review copies and today my publicist is sending copies of the book to key contacts in her Rolodex. I’ve been invited to participate in a radio interview and have another book signing scheduled. I’m rubbing the genie lamp and crossing my fingers – could this book be the one?

Linley returns home tonight from her mission trip; she has been working in a retirement center in Virginia for five days. Meagan returns home Friday night from her mission trip to the orphanage in Mexico. Love those girls, and proud of them both. Can’t wait for the rattle and hum that goes along with having them home again!

Well, I guess that’s enough for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now go out and hug somebody!

1 comment:

Dollface said...

HI Greg,

I received a comment on one of my blogs from you and I think I may actually be interested in submitting for you. I am just curious about a few things though before I do and if you could take the time to answer a few questions for me that would be great.

Can the Submission be anonymous?
I see that in the submit field it requires your name and email, is it possible to submit the story another way without punching these things in or being interviewed?