Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Pretty Wife

This is my oh so pretty wife.  I miss her so. 

My classy bestest good friend.
I've been listening to Anne of Green Gables on audio book and there was a note passed to Anne in school that made me think of her so I've been spouting it off all over the place.
When twilight drops her curtain down
and pins it with a star,
Remember that you have a friend
though she may wander far.
Made me think about how she'll be on the other side of the world from me but how we'll always be friends.  I won't let her get away, Ha ha. 

I have lots of good memories with her.  We spent lots of time just hanging out, mostly at her house, and watched Good Eats and Paula Deen.  Anything on Food Network really, that's our channel. I don't think I could watch anything on it without thinking of her.  Also our little rendezvous in the park at lunch.  We'd try to coordinate our lunch times and spend lunch together talking and enjoying the summer sunshine in the park.  Well, she'd enjoy the sun.  I'd have to sit in the shade because I'm flammable.

I am nervous and excited for her to be moving to Japan.  I'm so happy she gets to have a wonderful funzy experience but I also know how nerve wracking it is moving to a new country ("Have you no compassion for my nerves? he he). 

Anyway, this is dedicated to her and our special friendship.  I love you devotedly my bosom friend!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Consider This . . .

I don't know why, but recently I've become more interested in writing again.  Well, I don't know if "again" is accurate since I've never really written anything other than school assignments, but I guess it's kind of always been in the back of my mind.  I've had discussions with friends on what I could write about, but I guess I've always felt that I would have nothing new to add to what's already been published.  This has deterred me from creating a manuscript to submit for publication.  I'm definitely not a JK Rowling or Stephenie Meyer where break out authors are concerned.  However, I've been looking into self-publication lately and it's started me thinking that I might could just do this thing.  Amazon has their own publishing program in place that allows authors to upload their text and be sold directly through the Kindle store.  Websites like offer multiple publication packages and project consultation for your book.  In that instance YOU are the publisher and retain all creative rights and make all final decisions.  You can order as many or as few books as you need in any binding you want - and they'll even help out with editing, for a fee of course. They also help with marketing, obtaining an ISBN and even hook you up with retailers.  It's an amazing new world that has opened up to me and makes it seem not so far fetched that one day my mother will be holding a book that I wrote.  I have no delusions of grandeur in this scenario.  I don't expect to have sales explode or make enough to quit my day job but it would be nice to know that I contributed something and it's out there and tangible.  Just food for thought at 1:30 in the morning . . .