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Some of my many talents include making a mean box of Mac & Cheese, drawing stick figures, creating blog designs and finding Waldo.

If I could do anything I wanted, I'd train to be a lion tamer. Totally serious. I'm not sure how one gets on that career path, but it's on my list of to-dos. Also on my list? Travel to London, learn sign language and be the best mom I can be to my little boy. Oh, and get published. Yep, I'm ambitious like that. Read more about me here.

Mar 7, 2014

How to Be a Writer

So you want to be a writer. Congratulations, the insanity has won. But do you have what it takes? To be a writer, you must exhibit at least four of the following characteristics:
  1. You can't help but edit people's Facebook updates
  2. You wear your pajamas all day (at least once every two weeks)
  3. Your idea of a night out is going to Barnes & Noble or the library
  4. You compulsively check your email
  5. You can predict the ends of movies because they all follow the same plot
  6. You think comics like this are funny (May be old, but cracks me up. Every. Time.)
  7. Your Internet search history would probably land you on the FBI watch list ("how to kill without leaving a trace"...)
  8. You hate Twitter's character limit because it sometimes forces you to sacrifice good grammar
If you already exhibit some of these traits, well, it's too late for you. But for you others ... "First, try to be something, anything, else." – Lorrie Moore, 'How to Become a Writer'

Hope you guys are having a fabulous week! I've been coughing up a lung and going through way too many Kleenex, so I needed something to brighten my day :)