Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Metamorphosis of my Blog

I've seen the light....the blogging light that is, thanks to a fabulous Building your Brand class taught by Kristen Lamb.  Really, she knows her stuff.  Check out her blog: and you'll see what I mean. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

To be Me, or Not to be Me? That is the question.

Picture this:  A family dinner with my active-duty-military husband and twelve-year-old son, sitting on the back deck enjoying the gentle summer breeze.  I’d prepared a meal of spicy shrimp scampi and Italian bread smothered with melted cheese, green onions and poppy seeds.  After a glass (or three) of a spunky Piniot Grigio, I worked up enough courage to confess my lifelong secret.  The conversation went something like this:

Me:  “I want to be a writer.”

Them:  “That’s great.”

Me:  “Actually, I’ve been writing for a few years now.”

Them:  Gentle murmurings of encouragement.

Me:  “My first short story will be published next month.”

They offer a celebratory toast.

Husband:  “What’s the story about?”

Me:  “It’s a romance called ‘Three Little Words’.”

Silence.  Stillness. Even the no-see-ums stopped humming.

Son:  “You write porn?”