4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

January 06, 2008

I'm Flattered...me an author?!

I really truly appreciate the comments to me about me being a great writer and how I should publish a book. I'm rather shocked, surprised and flattered, so much so I fell off my chair, flipped right back onto the ground, feet in the air!


Well it has been a life long dream of mine, and when I was younger I'd sit on the curbs waiting for my mom to come get me, and think of stories in my head. (What was I doing sitting on curbs waiting for my mom... that's a whole other story but childhood friends, one word "The Villages." I also received encouraging comments from my English teachers when I applied myself to my papers. Also while student teaching my ever so encouraging student teaching supervisor said to me "maybe you should think of a career in writing instead of teaching. " I was hurt by his comment but maybe I should have listen to him. However, I don't foresee myself penning to a point where one would actually purchase my stories, but maybe that is my problem I need to see it to believe it. Though the comments have sparked in me a couple of things.

1. (have you notice I am totally into lists lately...not sure why but anyway) I am going to join the story circle and go to writing classes and seminars and get started pursuing something for myself.

2. I am going to make more written Heritage Makers' books for my family, including pictures and scrapbooking of course but include more journaling and text for their enjoyment...well probably not enjoyment but helpful memory reminders.

3. As of now... if you know of anyone could be yourself, I am going to help, well will turn your blog into an 8x8 storybook. So consider me the Blog to Books lady! Contact me for more information or send your friends my way. Take a year of blogging and turn it into a book. So it won't be my writings which you seem to love, but your own...I could make editorial comments :) haha...but anyway just sparked a little business idea for me. So let me give your blog a shot!

4. If I get 403 people to comment on this blog saying I should give writing a try, I will sit down and start a book, so if you think I should pursue a life long dream, and you think its worth a shot, tell your friends and their friends and lets see if I can get some comments here telling me to go for it...if I don't get the comments...I still will probably try it but will feel like no one likes me :( and I might have to go eat some worms.

The letter you'd send to your friends: (see I am helping you help me):

Dear Friends,

My dear (friend, sister, neighbor, daughter, well not my dear anything but some chick on a blog) needs your help in pursuing a life long dream. Your task, if you choose is simple. Please visit her blog, www.4kidsnodog.blogspot.com and read her post, "I'm Flattered...me an author?!- Jan 6, 2008" and just post a comment basically saying "go for it." That is all you have to do, you don't even have to read the blog if you so choose. But please leave a comment. Heck you can even say "dude its not worth the effort" but please take a few minutes, visit the blog and make a comment. It doesn't cost you a thing, just a tiny bit of your internet time. And if you so desire, browse her blog and read some of her posts, she is rather entertaining in my humble opinion. Have a good one.

Thanks,
(here is where you'd sign your name)

5. With the writers strike maybe I have a chance to move to Hollywood and do some screen writing...JK...but not a bad idea probably a good time to get in.

76 comments:

Corrine said...

So I am waiting for the comments to come flooding in! :)Please my ego needs a big boost!

JustRandi said...

You should definitely be a writer! I love the idea about script writing. It seems we could use some of those writers right now!

Anonymous said...

Well, I went to comment on the blog, but it said I need to have a google account. I don't want one, so I'll comment here!

Great write and awesome goal, Corrine! You go, girlfriend!

Hugs,
Cherish

Anonymous said...

Corrine-
Please write!--- for yourself and for all the other people like you with amazing talent that sometimes forget to take a risk.

Emily

Becky said...

you should be a writer!
=]

Anonymous said...

Go for it lady! You have always had a flare for expressing yourself!

Genevieve

Heather said...

Do it, Corrine, do it! For all of us who are trying to get up the courage just like you.

-Heather

Anonymous said...

Go for it! - Søren.

Marci said...

I think it would be a best seller. I'll give you five bucks if you add me as one of your characters (even just the random person in the background would be fine), $20 if you make me charming, witty and skinny.

Amy H. said...

Go for it! Now! You do not need the 400 comments.....do it now....you are great!

Anonymous said...

f you can somehow mother those 4 kids and write between playing musical
beds, go for it. There has been an open niche available in the
household/mommy humor department ever since Erma Bombeck died. If you
are too young to know who she was, you can probably still find some of
her old syndicated columns in newspaper archives or her last book. The
title had something to do with cherries and "How come I always get the
pits." Your style and viewpoint would be a wonderful update for us old
folks and something new for your generation.
Joan

Anonymous said...

You know I love you and I was one of the ones encouraging you in the first place! You've already identified the goal, now do it!! Picture yourself as a writer in whatever aspect you choose and continue to picture it... as you are doing it!
You certainly don't need 403 people to tellyou to do it... Just do it! For you and for all of us that can relate and love to read it!
P.S... That musical bed game sucks!! Ha! Ha!
Love ya1
Sheri

Adam & Rebecca Billings said...

You're very funny, Corrine. Go for it! Who needs 403 comments? Do it anyway!

Becky

Anonymous said...

Rinney,

You go girl!!! I have always loved your writing, you have such a great way of expressing your sense of humor.

Shannon

Anonymous said...

Go for it!

Love,
Shala

Cara said...

Corrine!! I cannot believe I have known you this long and did not know this about you!! I am such a crappy friend!! I just read your posts and they are hilarious!! Yes, you have talent and yes, yes, yes, you should go for it and pursue your dream!! I would buy your books any day!!! Love you, Cara

Patricia- Digiheaven Designs said...

OK Corrine, go for it. I really enjoy reading your blog. It always makes me laugh. I am going to post your letter on my blog. I hope you get 403 comments.

Anonymous said...

Follow your dream!

Azrood said...

I think you should absolutely go for it!!!!

Jaydensmama said...

I believe that a person should follow their dreams, I mean you only have so long on this earth and one life to live, so if being a writer is what you dream about, then I say go for it!

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

Hey fellow Heritage Maker! :) Hope you're having a great day!

I think you should go for it as well. One should always at least 'try' to achieve their dreams so that there is never any regret that they didn't. Those 'what if's' can get ya!

MIP Scraps said...

You should definitely be a writer!

Barb said...

do it! Live your dream!

Kaklei Designs said...

Go for it, I am a writer too and sometimes you just have to take the step no matter how hard it looks, it will worht it,I can promise you that!!!!

Tracy said...

I say GO FOR IT! What better job than one you love? What other career could you do that allowed you to work from home and be with your kids - and allow you control over what you do?

And then there's the royalties. Write a book once, and you make money off it for years. Can't beat that.

I'd be writing if I had the talent. No doubt!

Good luck!

Imanita said...

Don't hesitate. Just do it!!

Hummie said...

You'll never know if you could if you don't try. If you don't try, you'll always wonder...just go for it!

Acorn Designs said...

just go for it

Adeyeo said...

Go for it!!!!

Robin L said...

Go for it!

Anonymous said...

If you don't do it you will always wonder if you could have. so like the saying goes "Do it"

Jeni D said...

To try and fail is better than to never have tried at all! GO FOR IT!!

Anonymous said...

If you love doing this, do it.
I think you will find many people who enjoy your writing style. At the very least, I hope you start feeling that you want to do this for yourself and family before 403 people make up your mind for you. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Go for it!

You have a beautiful family. And, I believe that Moms need to feel fulfillment in all their roles, including as just you.

There are so many directions you can go once you start (writing a book, writing scripts, becoming a famous blogger, making the best newsletter your children's elementary school has ever seen, etc. etc.)...but you must start to build momentum. The hardest part is the start, so just get the hard part over with!

Anonymous said...

Gor for it!:)

Anonymous said...

Do it....you know you wanna! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I say GO FOR IT. For me, I always regret what I DID NOT do more than what I did. How about you?

Anonymous said...

Go for it! I am Patricia's friend and she says you are incredibly funny!

RAVEN1950 said...

403??? the significance?

Patricia says you could be the next Irma - and we NEED another Irma!

Your children are beautiful...and I'm sure will be the source of much humor now and in the future!

Anonymous said...

Do it!

Corrine said...

So y'all want to know the secret of the 403? Well one might think I randomly through that number out there, and actually I did, but then I realized it was more than random....here you go

4= 4 kids
0= no dog or pets
3= my favorite number

kind of funny huh?!

AneczkaW said...

Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Go for it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go for it girl!!

Karen said...

Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Yes, please try to write. You are good at al that you do. Love, Papa Rod

Anonymous said...

You should go for it! The sense of accomplishment alone should be your motivator.

Denise said...

Go for it! You can do it !!

MAGIRK said...

If you want to write a book, you should go for it. I'm all for books, can't get enough of them!

(Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!) ;)

HarleyGirl said...

I always wanted to ride my own motorcycle. But at first my husband and I couldn't afford for me to have one too. Then we had a wreck on one and I spent 3 weeks in the hospital. When I turned 44 I thought to myself I don't want to go thru life saying what if. So my husband bought me a 1995 Harley Davidson Sportster. I haven't been off the road since (lol) and now I own a 2007 Heritage Softtail Classic. So PLEASE don't go thru life saying what if. Write that book and if you do let us know. I for one will buy it.

Corrine said...

I hit 50! Wow thanks all! If you could spread the word more that would be awesome! I appreciate the comments, now if I could only find time to really write a book.

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

Ego buster alert.....lol
Corria lift those wings and fly women, write us a book and entertain us with you wit...Hugs Kat

Beth said...

I think you need to become an author! I just read 10 plus of your blogs... and they are funny, and a good read. Just think if you sat down and wrote for real?

Anonymous said...

become an author!

Anonymous said...

go for it!!!

Walker family said...

DO IT!!

Sara G said...

you should definitely go for it!

Katie & Bryan said...

You should definitely do it!! Don't let anything hold you back!!

JustRandi said...

Just popping in to campaign for the book!

Wendi said...

Like nike says, "Just do it!"

weryoungs said...

Oh you should totally be a writer. I have just been sitting here falling off my chair(that doesn't make sense, but you know what I mean) with laughter. I don't even try to be funny on my blog because I just end up sounding like a complete idiot. You have some real talent woman. Do it, do it!!

.:Stephanie:. said...

You've been blessed with a wonderful talent to write, I think you should pursue it :)

Cheryl Anne said...

I know I've said it at least once before, you write the story, Adam can illustrate and you can both be millionairres, what's stopping you?

Dave said...

Just do it... at night, when the sun is down 'cause forcing yourself inside while living in Hawaii is just wrong (as I promise to get up off this chair and down to the pool).

I've always wanted to be published and so far have only one editorial printed in the Mpls paper.

I would love to author a kids book...

Tonya said...

Don't wait for the comments..JUST DO IT!! You know you wanna. You are a great writer. Go for it.

Roberts said...

You might as well try, you have a knack for writing. Not all of us have that talent.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your blogs! Can't wait to read my autographed copy...:) --christina evans

Stephanie and Co. said...

Go for it! Even if you only get 68 comments, do it!

Stephanie said...

Oh my are you kidding me? Of course you should do it and you should start today!!!!!

Charmaine said...

GO FOR IT!!!

Andrea said...

Of course you should do it!

Just A Mom (call me JAM for short) said...

Definitely.... follow your dream!

SweetmamaK said...

You should follow your dream, you clearly have a talent and you owe it yourself and all around you to magnify it!

Adrienne said...

Do it--everyone should follow their dreams!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

You totally need to go for it! And don't wait for the comments start today. If not for anyone else, do it for yourself & your kids.

Maren said...

Go Corrine Go! What do you have to lose? I had no idea all these years you wanted to write. Your blog is proof enough that your words connect with people.

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