Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Exciting news!

Time to make my big announcement!

I am writing a book about Laurence. For those who have never read my blog and have no idea who I'm talking about, I'll let you catch up

Ever since Laurence passed away, I have been thinking of ways to keep his memory alive. Laurence was truly one of a kind, with a mission and a heart unlike any other person I’ve ever known. One of my good friends suggested a while back that I write a book about Laurence’s life. I thought it seemed like a good idea, but doubted my abilities and brushed it off. However, in the past few weeks, the thought has come back into my mind- and has not left. I am preoccupied with ideas and thoughts about the book, constantly writing myself little notes about important things to include. I am taking this as a sign to write the book.

It is my ultimate goal to have the book published so that Laurence’s book can reach out to hundreds, thousands of other people who did not know him. However, I also know what a difficult task that will be. I am willing to work hard. I’m willing to, if nothing else, sell the book to his family and friends who would want to read it.

I have no idea where this journey is going to take me, but I’m excited, and ready.
My first step will be to begin interviewing people in Laurence’s life. This will allow me to gather enough facts and stories to create a layout. The interviews will be my backbone. Once I get enough “meat”, I am going to reach out to both Jordin Sparks (who honored Laurence with the MAD award) and Bono.

My first step will be A) Creating a Facebook Fan Page. I'm probably going to title it "The Laurence Carolin Project" for now, as I have ideas for the title but that is yet to be revealed :) I am asking that all of you "like" the page once it is created. B) Interviews! I need to interview many, many people for this project. Parents and other family memers, friends, teachers, Laurence's dr, it goes on and on. I will hopefully be able to start those soon. I will probably send you a letter or an e-mail if I need you, which is likely.

Quite honestly, I'm posting this and keeping a facebook page because I need support. I need stories, pictures, quotes, memories, AND prayers. I'm ECSTATIC about this, but also scared.

So, that's my news. I hope I have your support. :)


Shari said... Add Reply

You have my support 110% -- so proud of you and can't wait to hear about this life-changing journey :)

babz019 said... Add Reply

you are a rockstar! I can't wait to see this project blossom and ultimately read its end product!! :-) go get 'um!

Don said... Add Reply

I will definitely Like the page and buy the book when you finish it. You have my support.