Guest blogger Ellie Mack on an inspirational book.
I’m an avid reader, and am often inspired by books. I've read some really bad ones, too – which have motivated me to keep pursuing my dreams.
I once read a book that in the first chapter, the female protagonist goes to the door, knocks and waits. When she approaches the massive wooden door, she’s wearing jeans, a polo shirt and sandals, and has shoulder length honey blonde hair. As she looks over the rail at the valley below, apparently she undergoes a wardrobe change and total makeover. When some guy answers the door, he takes in her sight - khaki trousers, a button down oxford, and her flaming red hair is now cut in a swing bob. Seriously? And this got published? Well, that book continued to puzzle me with discrepancies and a failing plot. If that author could get published, why can't I?
I still have that book. I won't ever read it again, but it's a motivational tool for me.