Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Job Title

I've alluded to it in previous posts, but here I am staying at home again. But I'm not a stay-at-home-mom; that would mean my daughter is home with me. She's at pre-school till the afternoon, learning way more than what I can teach her here.
I'm not unemployed, I'm fun-employed!
I'm a writer. Yep, I said it. I'm not getting paid for it yet but it's what I do.
I try to write every day. Sometimes it's just an email to a friend. Others, it's full-blown stories about my life.
I've been told by four different people in the last week that I need to write a book.
So I'm writing a book.
It's either going to be a semi-autobiographical tale of a neurotic 30-something ad professional or it's a sci-fi-tinged character novel set in the pre-apocalyptic future, based on a dream I once had.
Or it will be a memoir. If that's the case, I need to pre-emptively warn my friends and family that they may be in it.
I might be spending some holidays alone in the future!
So I ask you, my dear readers. What do you think? Should I keep writing? What should my book be about? Will you buy my book if it ever gets published?
I need affirmation. OK, I need it and Dr. T needs it so he knows I'm not just sitting around watching TV all day.
What else can I ask of you? Please tell your friends about me. I'm easy to remember and i'm now. I dropped the blogspot in my address.
I can send you business cards and ad badges, too.
Thank you, friends.


  1. It's great . You should write . And it should be on your life experience that can inspire others :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

    1. I'm not 100% sure if I'll inspire others but I'm pretty sure I'll give them ideas of what not to do. Thanks for the note, Noor!

  2. Yes do it! You inspire me to want to write as well. Congrats!

  3. Do it!! When you're published I'll put a copy into circulation at every public library in Washoe County.

    1. Thanks, Megan! Can you do that even if it's a xeroxed copy stapled together and may or may not have coffee stains on it?

  4. Danielle BrancewiczFebruary 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Opportunity does not knock twice. Do it!!
    If you write about you and your life I will buy a copy every time I see it.

    1. You know high school isn't off-limits as a subject, right?

  5. Yes, do! Write!
    Write what you know, what you love. If it's a memoir, then yes. That. If it's fiction, then do that.
    Have you read Anne Lamont's Bird by Bird? It's an amazing book every writer needs to read.

    1. Alison, thank you so much for the vote of confidence! I need to re-visit that book. It's been a long time since I read it. I loved her parenting book, too. "Operating Instructions," I think...