I spent the morning writing at home. I spent the afternoon writing in a coffee shop. Then I spent some time talking about writing in a hot tub with Robin, Eve, and Robin’s almost five-year-old son. Actually, I didn’t talk to Robin’s son about writing, but I did spend about an hour acting like his personal human surfboard.
When I returned home and got the mail, I also got a funny li’l tickle in my tummy! Even though my book hasn’t been released yet, every so often I get a reminder that my Years-In-The-Making dream has finally come true (or will come true in exactly five months from today!).
I’ve received a few letters recently from companies offering to help me schedule speaking engagements, or to help me set up a website, etc... But today I received a letter promising that if I “have the basic aptitude, we’ll teach you how to break into print with the kinds of stories and articles that editors want now.” So I’m thinking of taking their “FREE Qualifying Test” to see where I stand. Maybe they’ll be upfront and tell me that I’ve got no talent and there's no hope of developing my skills. Because wouldn’t that be great to know now?
But I'm pretty sure they’ll tell me I do have what it takes. And then they’ll tell me that if I want the secrets to breaking in, all I've gotta do is fork over the dough.