Why do I want to write a book? Because I love to write? I am not entirely sure why I wish to write a book. It has always been a dream of mine to tell my story. Maybe it is from my love of reading, or a desire to suck a reader into my story. I feel I have many interesting stories. Some of you, that read my work regularly may agree, or you are thinking she doesn’t even write in her blog regularly, how is she going to write a book? Don’t worry. I have found an accountability partner. My new neighbor and I have jumped from the edge of the swimming pool, right into the cold water, and everyone who knows me knows I cannot swim, but that hasn’t ever stopped me before! (Neither of my children can swim either, but that is another story.)
The outline was already completed, when I was invited to an author luncheon this weekend. It was a wonderful event. I sat with some great ladies from Hondo at lunch. I shared my aspirations with them and they didn’t even laugh. Yes, I am now sharing my aspirations with complete strangers. I even met Charlene Bell Dietz, the author of The Flapper, The Scientist, and The Saboteur. It is a great book, and she is the first author I have ever met in person. She talked a lot about the book, and some of the ins and outs of writing it.
I left there inspired, thinking to myself, I got this. How hard can it be? Well according to my research, most novels are 80,000 words. So if you can hammer out 1500 words a week, you will be done in . . . . a little over 1 year! I am sure I will learn many things on this journey. I have already realized that I like organizing the sticky notes on the outline! I really like the organizing of most projects much better than the actual doing of the projects. I finally had to leave well enough alone and start typing. I didn’t stop until my tendonitis kicked in at 10,674 words! (not including those on this page) Stay tuned! Macklee is in California visiting Aunt Sandie this week, not sure if I would have made 100 words had she have been here!
Tried a recipe for cauliflower crust pizza tonight. Not a do-over. A flour tortilla is a way easier pizza crust and probably just as healthy except for the gluten! It looked pretty though.
I can’t wait to read your book! I’m sure it will be hilarious. Keep typing away!
Maybe my mudpie influence forever affected your culinary aspirations.
I am sure the mudpies will make the book? Do you remember living in the Crowder House in the summers? Or were you too little?
What a fun website you’ve created . . . and there is my name. Goodness. You made me giggle at the annual Authors Luncheon with some of your comments, but now I’m smiling, appreciating your generously kind words about my book. Honestly Brenda, I don’t have time to read all your blogs but guess what? I’ve spent the last hour reading most of them. Your writing is captivating. I also love the banner at the top of this page. Is that you, or one of your daughters. Great photo!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love writing, really need to make more time for it! The photo is of my husband and eldest daughter, Dalli. It is about 5 years old, and taken on the ranch. It is one of my favorite pictures. Have a great day! Brenda