Thursday, May 28, 2009

Too Many Rules

I discovered, very late in life, that I have many talents I never knew existed. OH! The clues were there in childhood, I just never picked up on them. My parents would say it was because I was "obsessed" with all things music. My life revolved around the "record player", hundreds of 45's (Google it) and my love for hunky teen idols (OK, I admit, Rick Springfield was far from a "teen" when I fell in love with him! Whatever!). At the tender age of 16, I discovered LIVE BANDS and became,, OK, OK...a groupie. I detested that word and went to great lengths to persuade anyone (mom, dad, sister) from thinking I fell into that category. I went to concert after concert after concert, my snazzy 110 camera in hand,taking pics of everything. Later, I would cut those prized photographs into funky shapes and glue them into my scrapbook with the collected memorabilia associated with each event. Next, I would add the "official" reviews from the local papers and MY very own personal review as well. I still have that scrapbook, and all its wonderful memories!

Ya' think I might have picked up on a few things I loved back then. NOPE.
Not until I was much, say 20 years, older would I figure it out; my passions for photography and writing.

I have been practicing my love of photography for over 10 years now, and I am still obsessed. Anyone who knows me will tell you, if you see me, you see my camera around my neck - or at least in my hand! My daughter thinks I am the paparazzi!

More recently, I had this crazy idea in my head and I decided to write it down. One sentence lead to another, two pages bloomed into 20 and voila, the next thing I knew I was writing a story. The ideas kept coming and coming and I kept writing & writing. At first, I was embarrassed to tell my friends, knowing they would think me crazy. Why would a 30-something, mother and wife think she could write a novel?

Well, why not? I mean, SRSLY, who is to tell me what dreams I can aspire to reach?

One of the best things I have gotten out of this experience is to realize that MY FRIENDS believe in me, and so should I! Not one person has told me I was "crazy" or "delusional" for attempting to write a novel at this stage in my life. Just because I didn't realize this gift until now, doesn't mean I cannot attempt to take it as far as I can!
I've got a lot of learning ahead, might as well jump right in!!
You can follow along if you like, as I record my journey to becoming a published Author!

To quote a teen pop princess:
There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side...
It's The Climb
~Miley Cyrus

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