Aspiring Author

I have a huge personality flaw and do not play well with others! Those of you who know me; know that I can play nice...I just don't have to like it! Unfortunately, this statement is more true than you know. I feel it's better to kill with kindness; It truly annoys people, and yes oddly enough I find that extremely entertaining.

Just because I can, I will make a point to show you just how easy it is. Have you ever noticed when people say and do things that only makes sense in their head. For example: I have always been a story teller mostly long winded story-tails, but that's just apart of who I am. I don't like to read much, never liked English, and for the life of me I can not spell! So why on earth do I want to be a writer?

Thankfully that is the easiest question I will ever answer....I study people; their moods, personalities, and flaws. Why? I have no clue! I just do. In a way it's empowering, I can't help but feel a strong connection to the stories I tell. Which allows me to write like I think, just more thought out, less clumsy and modestly censored. 

What's strange is that people tell me things they wouldn't tell their best friend and when they realize it, I hear things like "Did I just say that?", "Don't tell anyone I said that!" or "I don't think I've ever told anyone that before." Not that I need to know, It's just something I find interesting. The secret is to base everything you talk about against: _______, _______, _______. See, I'm betting that just annoyed you. lol 

Yes, I am like this all the time, and yet I have a wonderful husband, 2 brilliant children, 2 crazy dogs and a house with four wheels called the Jolly Roger; that takes us where we need to go. I love antique malls but  auctions and yards sales are my downfall because I collect everything! 
It's a good thing that I am so organized or someone would be calling that hordes show on me. I keep most of the chaos tucked away in my journals which in theory should help; the jury is still out on that one.

I think the best way to describe my former business ventures is to admit failure. Hmm that didn't sound very nice, but I have been know to not only to change jobs, but jump job fields. And let me tell you "just because you can; does not mean that you should!" On the plus side I can walk into most any job and do what needs to be done.

I started my entrepreneurial quest early in life. I still remember hearing the announcer on the radio as a kid; wondering if the new slander laws, would prevent advertisers from stepping on one another to make there products look better, when in fact it made them look worse. All the while thinking; I may need to know that when I grow up. Thus starting my endless idea box of information. It will be interesting to see what else I can pull out of it, now that I need more to write about.

Here's the short list: Photography - Rodeo's to Romance, Certified wedding coordinator, floral designer, media marketing, graphic designer, digital artist, pageant director, modeling coach, property manager and finally writer. I can not express how nice it is to print a business card that does not list 50 of my favorite things. The road ahead my not be paved in gold, which is fine by me. I look better in silver anyway. I'm more interested in the sense of accomplishment, meeting new people, and hoping that there are a few people out there that will enjoy my stories.

I look forward to updating my social status from Aspiring Author to Published Author. My goal is to have my first book from the series out on Kindle before Halloween 2011! 

M.A. Widner


  1. You can do it!!

  2. Doreen your a doll! Thanks so much for the words of encouragement