|Yellow ceiling, orange wall, purple trim|
Two weeks ago a bunch of excuses captured me. I have only just escaped.
First some pictures of what I have been doing instead of writing recipes. My daughter's sixteenth birthday is Friday the 28th.. I've been helping her redecorate her room in her favorite colors. Wild, man.
|purple wall, orange trim, green curtains|
|green wall, yellow shelf|
|Husband, Ken and his Takamine 1987|
Second, my husband said what I was afraid he would say about the picture of him I posted in my last blog. “That's not my guitar. That's the mandolin.” The truth is I liked the angle of the shot. So here's my hubby and his Takamine.
Finally, I have been giving some serious thought to my writing. I believe I am a writer. I have believed that about myself since I was eleven. In all that time I have been far more raw talent than educated and/or polished skill. My first love has always been to be a homemaker and I have done that for the past 33 years. I haven't regretted it. I have loved it and I am proud of it.
|Ken, his banjos, and his dog, Jack 2009|
However, my sons are grown and married, with children of their own. My daughter, after years of consideration has chosen to follow my footsteps into homemaking, is doing an academic/ apprenticeship home education. I have the time to be serious about what I want to do with my writing.
I have this cooking blog, but I tend to focus a lot on memoirs. I have a Tumblr where I post mostly stuff connected to the indie band Louden Swain, an occasional thing or two about the TV show Supernatural and I write about bringing peace to politics. It started as a place for my angst about politics, but I've realized that it wasn't going to bring me civil discussions no matter what angle I chose. Finally, have another blog where I post my fan fiction and other things I'm sure I'm not going to sell.
There isn't any doubt that writing is a part of who I am and from looking at my blogs I see that I lean heavily toward story telling. It is time to learn how to make money at it. The question is, and I'm posing this to my readers, do I:
a) Develop this blog into a professional gluten/allergy-free cooking blog,
b) Get serious with what I am learning about script writing in my fan fiction and have a go at being a writer for TV (a really hard business to get into, but I'm having so much fun),
c) Create a professional blog for my little stories, forsaking all other blogs, or
d) Give up blogging in pursuit of freelance writing?