Yesterday, on our way to school, my seven-year-old son asked me what I wanted to be when I was growing up. I hadn’t thought about it for so long. I remembered wanting to be a veterinarian at some point, but it had been a brief dream of mine, sparked by a fierce love for horses.
It wasn’t storytelling either, even though I always did love telling good stories. You can ask my parents and my three siblings whom I read My Book to (yep, that was the title) night after night. It was the story about a dog called Biscuit who could fly. I’d proudly typed my story on a vintage typewriter given to me by my father. You know the ones with the ink that click-clicked and pinged, and weighed more than a toddler? I should probably not speak of that typewriter as it gives away my age. 😉
Anyway, after my son asked me, I thought about it…like really thought about it. I was sitting in my car on my way back from school, drumming my fingers against my steering wheel, waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Out of nowhere, the morning clouds thickened, the sky darkened, the wind picked up, and hail the size of marbles began pelting my windshield. Fascinated by the spectacle, I missed the green light. And, as though the hail had pierced my windshield and smacked me upside the head, I remembered what I wanted to be when I was a kid…
…a storm chaser!
Our extraordinary world is humbling. It might be too late for me to chase twisters, but perhaps, one day, I’ll create a character who will carry out my neglected ambition.
What did you want to be? Do you remember? Did you turn your aspiration into a reality? Maybe one day, I can fashion a character after you. 😏
Now About My Books
The one thing I never wanted to be was a pushy salesperson. Unfortunately, when I decided to become an indie author, I had to learn to sell my wares. So here is me…trying.
Anyone who has preordered Rose Petal Graves or who would like to preorder it for $1.99, I have a $25 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY going on until release day (March 29th).
Last But Not Least (at all)
Author Interviews & 17 Freebies
To make these even more exciting, I will be planting clues into each interview to turn it into one big game with one big prize. A scavenger hunt of sorts… I’ll tell you more about in my next newsletter.
And last but not least, preorder the Myths & Legends boxset to receive the 17 free books in the picture below, a gift from the Myths & Legends authors.
* I put in Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti (top left).