Monday, October 29, 2012

My Wish to be an Author

For those of us that got on the Fifty Shades of Gray bandwagon, you know who you are.  There is nothing to be ashamed of.  It's okay to admit it.  I do.  It was a fast and easy (pun intended) series of reads that had us going.

This week I was contacted by Role Mommy regarding a Blogger Book Club Campaign telling me of a book that is a parody of this summer read.

My interest was piqued.

The book is called Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish. And, it's a parody by corporate trainer, speechwriter, author, autism advocate, jazz instructor and mom Karen S. Exkorn.  The hard launch (he he he) is slated for December 2012. The book is about "an entertaining romp through the virginal Rachel Levine’s life as she strives to find the delicate balance between love, lust and latkes. Fifty Two shades of Blue-ish will stir up your every fantasy....and your Jewish guilt (even if you’re not Jewish!) Proceeds from book sales will be donated to Autism organizations worldwide."

Here is an excerpt from the book - http://issuu.com/katieschlientz/docs/52shades_excerpt

Exorn is the bestselling author of the book, The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing—From a Mother Whose Child Recovered (HarperCollins 2005). She was inspired to write Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish after realizing that people often need to laugh, as much as they need to learn.

Therefore, Exhorn decided when she turned 52 that she would write this erotic humor novel as she  she finally reached a stage in her life where it was "time to do all things she was afraid or embarrassed to share in public."

Do I hear bucket lists?

It just to happens that Exhorn has a list just like this that she has been putting into action. Her book is certainly on top of her list. She also succeeded in checking off her list, meeting Beyonce, flashing a truck driver and going ona date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Exhorn is encouraging and inspiring women to take action to live life and "channel [our] inner princesses and start making...lists too."
There are so many things in life that I wanted to accomplish. Many of which I have done. Travel on my own - check. Get married to an amazing person and have a child - check. Start a blog after my daughter was born - check. Move to a town to be closer to family - check. See Ricky Martin perform whenever possible - check, check and check.

Therefore, as part of a contest being hosted by the Role Mommy Writer's Network, they will provide 52 women  a complimentary copy of this book and either a $25 Amazon gift card or Paypal credit  to make a frivolous purchase.

I have decided to take a chance and sign up, if space is still available.  

Therefore, here goes.

The top thing on my list that I want to do in this lifetime is to write a book, either a novel or a children's book, and author articles on the topic of parenting, relationships and arts and crafts.

I liked writing over the years but never thought I was any good at it. My career in public relations gave me an excellent platform to foster this skill set and passion. Then, when I met my husband, a journalist and writer, he introduced me to the work of Haiku poetry. It's there that I began my writing journey. Also, a year after our daughter was born I desired to write a blog about life's trials and tribulations around parenting, and Mommy's Point of View was born.  Since then I have loved, loved, loved writing. Therefore, this is my public declaration saying that I am going to work towards this goal of becoming a book/article author.

What is your desire in this lifetime?

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.

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