Monday, March 14, 2011

A Gift From My Sister!

My sister gave me the best present ever! I have talked for YEARS about publishing my stories. I have tons of them. My love for writing began when I was 9 years old. I lived on a dead end street with 26 houses and 34 kids. At 9 years old I hand made my first newspaper. At 91/2 years old, I had to ditch the newspaper. I would write about whatever us kids were doing and anything else I had seen on our street. Apparently some of my weekly gossip sections weren't appreciated when I would tell all about Mr. Smith visiting Mrs. Jones from across the street and they weren't married. Not to each other anyways. I didn't understand then...but I do now.
Sorry about those 2 divorces! present. So my sister came to visit me and saw *the box*. It is filled with stories. She lectured me about not sending any of them in. Some of these stories are 20 years old!
I told her that I just might have found a place to publish my books, on Amazon. She didn't really know what to think so I sent her to a blog. This one..
I told her that by this June I'd be able to buy a Kindle. Buying one is a luxury item to me and I always feel guilty spending that kind of money on myself. It's not that I'm cheap, it's more of a matter of how many pairs of childrens jeans can I buy with that money?
Today I received a package from my sister. She sent me a beautiful dark red robe with my initials embroidered on it, slippers to match, candles, a ceramic mug filled with exotic teas and a Kindle in a black leather case!
When I opened the Kindle, I saw a note from my sister written on a little card. It said, "Konrath is your mentor, do what he says!"
I called my sister to thank her. What an awesome gift she gave me! She told me that she had spent her 2 days off from work reading Konraths blog and she thinks he would be my perfect mentor. She said that once she read his blog, she knew there was no time to waste until June, I had to have a kindle so she sent me one. I told her he has definitely inspired me and I am addicted to his site. In the few weeks that I have been reading his site, I have sent about 10 people to go read it. They are all itching to write now.
My biggest dilemma now is...which of his books to read first?!
Konrath will be my first.
And he'll never even know it.


  1. Aw, that's sweet. Good luck with your stories!

  2. Thank you Tara! I am trying to figure out how to follow you! *lol*

  3. Thank you Sarah! I'm really excited!

  4. I want to hear more about Mr. Smith and Mrs. Jones.

  5. turns out Mrs. Smith used my articles, and there were many about her husband and Mrs. Jones, to get her divorce. It was all the neighborhood rage for awhile. I didn't know the damage I was causing over those 6 months.

  6. I hope you don't feel any guilt over what happened. It sounds like Mrs. Smith was better off without the bum. "Out of the mouth of babes" as the saying goes.

  7. I could write a book about all the drama that occurred after his wife read all of my little newspapers. Maybe I should.I hammered those newspapers out years and years ago on a manual typewriter and then had to re type them for all the kids on our street. There were no personal computers, cell phones or ipods back then. It was the time of bell bottoms and Suzanne Summers' styled hair.I really just aged myself. *lol*
    A couple of amazing things happened because of all that once I started high school.

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel guilt over it though. Every time I see a Tiger Woods type story the little stabbings come rushing back.