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About this project

Hello, I'm working on writing a nonfiction, memoir type book. I've worked many retail jobs over the years but my experiences at one specific store definitely stood out above them all. At times we would just have to look at each other and say, "Did that just happen?" or laugh because there was nothing else we could do. 

From getting being hated because I "stole the job from someone" to having items thrown at me, to chasing shoplifters and trying to catch an elderly man as he passed out...there were events here that I had never experienced at any other job or anywhere in my life before. 

While I want to showcase a good deal of humor in this story, because honestly there's a lot to laugh at, a huge focus of the book will be the friendships that were developed while I was there. Working retail is madness, anyone who's done it knows that, and there was a genuine bond formed among a lot of us for being in that madness together. Sometimes it was all that helped us to survive the day. 

We became strong friends that didn't draw the line at helping each other at work. We  helped each other through our own personal troubles as well; health scares, personal loss, broken hearts....it was strong and it still exists. 

It's one of these amazing girls who encouraged me to start writing this story down and I want nothing more than to share it with anyone who would take the time for it. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest issue I can see arising, if this funding is graciously met, is simply the time. I work two jobs and have a large family that I'm often dedicating time to helping out with one thing or another as I'm needed. Whatever spare time I have I dedicate to writing, but unfortunately the time does vary from day to day. I make it a point to write everyday no matter for how long or little I'm able.

Beyond that, however, I've spoken with several authors whom I've met, both have offered their contact information and assistance in whatever stage I would like and I've shopped the idea around to a few self publishing companies. There seems to be a genuine interest in the idea, all that's missing to completely get this dream met is to finish fleshing out the story and the funds to get published.

I am dedicated to finishing this, you can trust that. If there's one thing in my life I know for sure, it's that I'm meant to tell stories. If this is the only one I get to tell on this level, than I'm happy.

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