So there's alot going on behind the scenes here at Write-On, Mom!.
In the last few weeks, I signed on for some new responsibilities at work, I signed up for some new classes in college and.....I signed a contract to write a book.
Allow me to expand:
New Responsibilities: No secret I am a licensed massage therapist practicing at the Wilton Chiropractic Clinic. Recently our office manager retired. I am not the new office manager. But I am taking on some of her responsibilities alongside my massage work that I do there.
New Classes: I write for the QC Times. And I love it. I am not on staff but on a work-for-hire basis there. Someday it would be great if I were on staff there. I asked my editor a few questions and he let me know that even though I have the bylines, in 5 years if I want to contend with the others applying for staff positions, it would do me well to take some courses in multi-media journalism. So I am.
Newly Signed: Last week I signed a contract to write a book.
I've been writing newspaper and magazine articles for years...and books that mostly exist in my head for years. But this book isn't in my head....it's in someone elses! I'm a ghostwriter. I'll be putting pen to someone else's story. Sounds kinda creepy. But I'm officially a "ghost."
THIS IS A BIG DEAL to me.
Dear Blog Readers, You have told me time and time again that I put words to your emotions. QC Times subjects have told me that I have put words to their thoughts. And even people that I have taken sports and wedding photos for have told me how I have been able to capture their story.
Now I will be capturing another's story...in. a. book.
Big deal to me.
I feel like going out to buy a new backpack.