Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bored Bored Bored

Ok I am not so much bored with myself but more am hating not having my own money to blow on what I want. Keith doesn't have a problem with me using "our" money but I do. When I want to buy him a gift I hate asking him to use "his" money to buy him something or have him see the purchase and how much I spent when he does his online banking. So I have been wracking my brain to come up with a business proposal that will bring me money and yet be so flexible that when I need to lay down or stop sitting or not do anything on bad pain days I can do that.

Today I got a lightbulb moment. I use to write a lot in my previous life (pre-BC days) and was quite good. I had several short stories and articles published in papers and magazines. But I want beaucoup moolah not an allowance which is what short stuff would sell for so I have decided to write a book. I started one way back when then shifted career brains and went back to work and the book got put on a back burner. I don't know if I want to finish that one first or do something completely different, whether I want to do a series, childrens, or comedic (Erma Bombeck genre)etc.

Keith hates reading.. absolutely hates it and will only do it under great duress. So I asked him if he could read any type of book that would make him want to read what kind would it be. He looked at me like I was asking him which poison he wanted me e to add to his food. He said none. Maybe I will send out an inquiry to the rest of my family and friends and ask them for their opinion.

He did say he would read it if I had lots of pictures in it. I said "How old are you?2?"


Carmen said...

That sounds like a great idea! I like historic novels... I need to learn something while I read, otherwise I won't just read. I don't like romances; I am not big on reading comedy (you need to see comedy); and I hate self-help books. Hmmm, does that help you any!?? hee hee Good luck!!

Mary Siever said...


As you know I love to read. Like Carmen, I enjoy historical novels, I love histories, biographies, fantasy fiction, magic, real life, stories about people, well written of course and lots of detail. I like well written mysteries and well written comedy. Elizabeth Peters is one of my favourite authors because she throws in a lot of humour with her light written mysteries and tongue in cheek romance.

Or you could write juvenile fiction (and Sinéad would be thrilled, my avid little reader).

My advice, write what YOU want, from your heart. No matter what anyone says!