Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Book

I want to write a book. Yes, a book. Not articles. Not essays. Not lesson plans. Not interviews. Not advertising campaigns. I've done all those things, and while they were enjoyable at the time, they're not currently printed, bound, and sitting on my bookshelf.
It's a high ambition and lofty goal, I know. But I still want to do it. I have ideas stacked upon ideas that are all filed away in my mind of what I'd write about.
I'm not sure if I'd be any good at it. I'm not sure if anyone that would read it. But I still want to.
Some of you are invigorated by a hot glue gun and styrofoam, or by a Kitchen Aid mixer and a cookbook, or by dirt and petunias. I'm not. Those things scare me and don't fall in the I'm-having-fun-and-feel-motivated-right-now category.
But writing a book? That sounds fun. I love to read books. I love the power of books. And, just being honest, I love the smell of books.
Maybe it's pride. Maybe it's ambition. Maybe it's my I-said-it-a-long-time-ago-and-so-now-I-have-to-do-it personality. Or maybe, just maybe, it's a God-given dream that's not going away.
We all have dreams, right? Be honest with yourself. You must. I have lots of dreams, but don't consider myself a dreamer per se. I have lots of dreams that I know are selfish and I have lots of dreams that I know are God-stamped on my heart.
So, between you and me, I'm dreaming of a book. I'm not saying what and I'm not saying when. But the dream is there.


  1. I'm just saying...I would buy anything you write. I love to read your blog....not just to see the cute kids, or the fun things you do. (which of course is one reason LOL.) But to hear you tell it. Your a great writer! You have a way with I would rather play in the dirt. LOL I will keep you in my prayers, that it is something you will be able to do. I think your very inspirational! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. You are a FANTASTIC writer! And I would surely read anything you wrote & highly recommend it to my friends! It's funny, I also have always said that I would like to write a book one day...I can remember saying this as far back as high school, maybe even middle school. I think I would like to write fiction because when I have time, that is what I enjoy reading most, I have had ideas from time to time, but nothing "right"...I have prayed that if God wants me to write a book that He will give me the story to write & the season to write it in. Good for you for putting it out there & making it real! I definitely think you will achieve this dream!! Do you read Chatting at the Sky? I think you would like her blog & she has just written a book (and I think is working on another.)

  3. Girl...I would totally read your book! You are an extremely talented writer and have a heart of gold to go with it. I think anything you wrote would be AWESOME!!!!

  4. Between that and modeling I'd say you are definitely set for life...Grady can retire early! :-)