Listen to the Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts.
Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts.

Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.

-Shel Silverstein

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Step 1

This is the first post of the rest of....well....this blog.

I signed up for a writing seminar in June and the group offering the seminar was kind enough to send an email inviting everyone to join some sort of e-group. 

Suddenly I am receiving emails as follows...

"Dah-ling, when can we get together and exchange chapters?  I'm on my third book, what about you?"

"I have my second in submittal and I have started my fourth, you?"

"I'd just love it if we could exchange blog addee's"

"I'm very interested in writing a complex character, I do hope Professor Dumbledore plans on covering that topic."

And on, and on...

So I am freaked out.  Want to know how my little book is coming along?  Um...it's literally vomit in the form of 66 pages of Microsoft Word. 

I wanted to write a book just to see if I could.  I like a challenge.  I like accomplishing things.  I like taking on the impossible and kicking it's trash. 

But, I work an average of 55 hours a week, 45 on a good week and about 70-80 the other 35 weeks of the year.  I travel a lot.  I have two children and a husband who makes it all possible.  But, even with my SuperMan, there isn't a lot left of me to go around. (Figuratively speaking...literally speaking there is plenty.  Too much, even.)

I'm an accountant for hell's sake's.  Not a story writer.  Not a plot thickener.  And don't even get me started on dialogue!

Here is what I have accomplished...

Meet Cameryn Edwards

Her brother Dayne (I know...weird how he looks like Zac Efron, right?  You are seeing things.)

His friend Austin Rivers...

And...drum roll please...

The Leading Man, Mr. Macoy Parker...

Now, I can't say I have gotten much writing done but I have spent a lot of time, um, researching and memorizing said male characters so I can describe them adequately. It's all about accuracy, I am nothing if not thorough!

Any how, click on the link at the side to follow my blog and join my little book club where we will talk about none other than....books!  The writers of them, the readers of them and everything in between!


  1. Very nice character development. I can see them all so clearly now. No "yummy" remarks from me tho' as long as I'm wearing THE RING.

  2. You are amazing to me! What writing workshop are you going to? There is one I found that I thought you might like. I will get the details and let you know.