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My book dedications: Journal through life's journey by Alison Laycock

My 6th book 'Journal through life's journey: Always leave your footprints in the sand' jumped ahead of another book which was already being written which is always an interesting process. I've learnt to just go with it as it is important for whatever reason in that moment so the best thing is to write the one that is calling you the loudest.

It was self-published on Kindle in February 2023 and contains well over 500 journal prompts. I loved compiling it all, writing and publishing it and that can be seen by the fact that it didn't take long at all. I started end of December 2022, January was spent typing it up as I had written it as it felt right to do that first for a journalling book as that is how I journal and then I was able to self-publish at the start of February 2023.

The dedication came near the end of writing as it is dedicated to my dad who I wanted to dedicate a book to. My first book was dedicated to my mum and my nan who would have loved that 1st book's content. I asked my dad from 2020 what type of book he would like to have dedicated to him and I would write it. No answer came and as the previous books either had a dedication ready or weren't relevant to my dad, I waited and then I thought let's just do it for the next book. So here we are:

'For my pops, Peter George Laycock who inspired and encouraged my love of reading which has turned into so much more.'

‘The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go’

Dr Seuss

The quote speaks for itself, I have called my dad 'pops' or a variation on that for years now so it felt right to include it in the dedication. I love the quote and speaks to my life, I have learnt and gone places in all senses of the words.

Here is the link if you wish to check it out on Amazon. It is priced at £7.99 which for 500+ prompts is a great price and there is an introduction to journaling as well as techniques and benefits shared.

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