Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's my Birthday!

My thirtieth year is coming to a close tonight. I am completely relieved that this year has not been a complete disaster like all my other "big" years (13,16,18,21,25 all horrible). I don't know what made the difference this year but I am very thankful. 

The funny thing for me is that I have planned everything except for my life passed 30. For some reason I never thought that far into the future. Not that 30 is incredibly old it is just that I believed the palm readers when they said I had a short live line. (Just kidding, sort of ). I feel like this is all new territory- new undreamed, undefined period in my life. 

Since my expectations are at zero I've been enjoying less pressure. However, I can never go without goals; halfway point of the year. It's time to reassess my New Years goals. Out of eight goals I have managed to complete four. The four easiest ones! How are you guys doing on your goals? Most people  have given up or forgotten their goals by now. So I am pledging my resolve to work on my four remaining goals. The major goal -losing weight- needs my full attention. After my birthday weekend (full of birthday cake and alcohol). I promise to get back on the wagon... er treadmill. 

Good Luck. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

So This Book I'm Writing...

I just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't typically ready "buzzed" about book (Twilight: for example). However, I made a exception for Fifty because I enjoy reading erotica (good erotica- not Zane). What I find more interesting than the story itself (and the story is interesting- half romance and half erotica) is the author behind the story. If you haven't heard by now E.L. James, the author of Fifty, started posting her writings on a Twilight Fan Fiction site. She then signed with a small publishing company and the book unexpectedly went viral. She writes under a pseudonym and use to live a fairly normal life with her two sons. I am so impressed and filled with hope for my own book. 

I'm working on a novel,  actually I'm working on two novels, one is for juveniles and the other is erotica. Maybe it's the Gemini in me loving to deal with two extremes. I would like to publish the juvenile book under my name but the erotica under a pseudonym (hopefully to be kept under wraps). I haven't told people about the erotica book because it makes people think about you differently. I definitely have not told my family. I wonder how they would feel or what they would think. Can you imagine how that conversation would play out?? AWKWARD!!!  

MOM: When are you going to let me read this book you've been working on
ME: Well I'm not sure if it's your type of book
MOM: Of course I would want read your book. You're a talented writer
ME:'s sort-of a adult romance type book 
MOM: So you wrote a SEX BOOK???

And it will only gets worse from there. I can imagine with E.L. James trying to explain to her teenage sons about her book. Hopefully they are not getting teased at school. However when you write this type of book (or any type of book) you open yourself up to some criticism. I better be up to the challenge. I'll eventually have to tell my mom if when my plan to be a successful author comes to fruition but until then I'll keep writing in secret!