Thursday, June 24, 2010

Before I Was a Writer

Yesterday, the goddesses at the Naked Hero started their Wednesday writing prompts. I thought it would be fun to play along. This week’s prompt:

Before I was a writer…

1) I never planned for a career in writing.
2) I was a stay at home mom of three, ages five and under.
3) I never had to write a synopsis (ah, the good old days).
4) I never traveled by myself.
5) I never knew the joy of a fan letter.
6) I always planned to go back to school to be a nurse.
7) I loved reading—mostly romance and mystery (go figure).
8) I never realized what a great, supportive community writers are.
9) I thought a book could be published in a couple of months. (ha!)
10) I never knew how happy walking into a book store and seeing my book on a shelf would make me.

Okay, that was kind of fun. I wonder what next week’s prompt will be…


  1. Now that I've met and now am friends with some writers, I never knew the smile that would come across my face when I saw their books on the shelves of bookstores.

    All I want to do is buy up the whole lot and give them out to everyone so they have experience the joy I have in reading my friends' books.

  2. Love your list. It's always fun to learn more about your favorite authors. :) I'm with Dru, I love seeing the books of friends I've made online in bookstores. Can't help but smile.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Number 10. My goal in life is to experience number 10.

  4. Totally off topic...but I LOVE the cover for the new Lucy Valentine, Absolutely, Positively! It's gorgeous!!!

  5. Cool post, Heather!!

    I have another totally off topic item that relates to your post about West Side Story. After watching "Dear John" last night, I really question why I watch movies based on Nicholas Sparks' books. I know I'm going to cry but I just can't stop myself.

  6. Great list! After reading number 6, I wonder if we'll see a detective nurse in one of your future books...

  7. I have to make my list still! I haven't had time to sit down, but your's is great!!

  8. I think you should still do nursing school sometime :)

  9. LOL, Dru--we want you to do that, too. :)

    Thanks, MC!

    Kelley, I love it too. May be my favorite of the three.

    LOLOL, Lisa. I've never seen one of the movies based on his books--and probably never will. I would be a blubbering mess.

    You never know, Lisa, you never know. :)

    Tonya, I think you've been busy enough this week!

    Katie--not so sure about that. I have kids to put through college soon!