Nov 6, 2009

Doing what you love for a living

Feels good to be back to waitressing full time. Yes, I am an aspiring writer. When the time comes, hopefully I will get a manuscript together and publish it. My aunt is the editor and has her own column for the La Times. She writes the travel column. She said whenever I am ready to send her my manuscript and she will proof and edit it. I am scared to actually show someone my personal writings. It is basically a life story. I really think if one person reads what I have written it might make a change in their life. I think on my days off I am going to devote at least two hours a day to writing "the novel". Stop goofing off on facebook etc. I have a story, just like a million others. I just want to share it. See it bound. That is my dream. To be a recognized published author. Alas, until that time comes I am just going to continue being an excellent waitress. I was raised that no matter what you do, you must do it well. Lots of hours until Monday. That is my next day off. Be well and to those of you that Friday means something, TGIF. To me Friday means a money shift. Be blessed, and be happy.

6 comments:

Lou said...

Writing is a great idea, even if you just put it on paper to sort out your own thoughts.

Getting published is very hard, it will really help that you know someone in the business. I know you have a heck of a story!

Whitemist said...

This is also part of the reason we blog, besides helping us, some how "our story" ends up helping others as well.
Have courage, show the manuscript!

the walking man said...

Write it. The we'll talk.

Lori said...

Lou- I have loved books since I was about 10. That has been my personal dream since I can remember. My cousin is a screewriter and is 40 and hasn't gotten published yet, and his dad "knows" people. It's about not being lazy and really doing it.

Whitemist- I agree with you very much so. I feel like a junkie without a fix when I don't blog. When I read what others are going through in their daily life, it does help me. Learning from others is one of the upsides of the internet.

Walking Man- That sounds like a challenge dear...lol..It's just a novel I have been kicking around on my Microsoft Office for a year. It's all true, but I am writing it as fiction.

Findon said...

Good for you. Glad that you are doing something you like and that you have a dream of writing. Just like me.

Lori said...

Findon- I like it because it is a challenge. There are good days and bad days, but overall it's what I am best at. The dream of writing is so powerful for many people. Here is to hoping those that dream, are able to do...