Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year Baby

Well, my good friend JC (no, not Jesus Christ) is a Leap Year baby. And this is a year she can actually have a birthday party. Technically she is only 11 years old, but really is 44. She looks amazing and honestly looks closer to 11 than 44.

Her party was a hoot - just a few couples, lots of champagne, a Barbie doll cake that looked just like her and food to die for. The doll in the cake even had a little doggy in a purse just like her precious pup Miss Coco Chanel!

I wrote a poem for Miss JC called Princess JC. It has several stanzas and wouldn't win any prizes, but it is super cute. I wrote it in about 10 minutes. It made me remember I am a writer. Sure, I've dabbled in blogs. I've been published a few times. I even used to be a daily newspaper reporter. But even with all that, I have forgotten. I have forgotten I am a writer. I have let the stay-at-home mommy gig define me for too long. It is time to start making my writing a real gig and not just a memory or something I do because I can't sleep.

I need to pull out all my old manuscripts and get busy. Please make me do it.


Priscilla said...

What is it htat you want to writ? Need to write? Feel so determined to get on paper? Set aside 20 minutes a day forthe first week and start. Make it the first thing you do before you go to bed or just after oyu take Miss C to school. Even if you pull your car into a parking lot and write. This will be something for you. It is time for oyu to start doing something for yourself and this is the one thing I always hear you say you want to do nd it is always thing thing you never do.The time to start is now. I support you totally.

Jordan said...

Write! Write! That's great.

I tagged you on my blog!