I didn’t grow up with books in my house. I grew up with porn. My dad had men’s adult magazines around.
His other rule was never write anything down because the police could use it against you.
So of course I became a reader and a writer.
When I was a child, I read every book in the young adult section of the school library.
One of my dreams is to write a book, a best selling book, a New York Times best seller to be exact. But I don’t have any ideas for a book that really speak to me. I am starting to think a memoir might sell a few copies.
However, I have been reading a lot lately. Monday night I got to go to go to my book club and while the rule is come whether you read the book or not, I actually finished the book this time.
On Tuesday evening my daughter and I went to a book signing in town at our wonderful theatre.
My daughter had the idea to present the book and meeting the author to her class. That has since spiraled into a ten minute slide presentation and the teacher wants to have the newspaper come to take pictures and interview her. I have to laugh because my daughter will be in the newspaper and I swear this wasn’t my idea or my doing.
Immersing myself in what I want I believe is the first step toward achieving your goals.
Reading more, writing more, and meeting authors is definitely a step in the right direction. Teachers and our local library are also fantastic resources and support.
And I have an idea for Christmas. I want to give away books. My plan is to buy them at our book fair next week, display them in The Syracuse Journal window with a giant teddy bear and a few toys and then hold a giveaway.
But the catch is when you come in to write a name down, you don’t write yours, you write someone you would like to gift the books to. Stay tuned for details.
Normally I keep Christmas on the back burner until after Thanksgiving but this year I am ready. I am ready for eggnog, Christmas lights and music, and Santa hats!
Tis the season.
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