Monday, September 22, 2008

Ghost No More

I've been a ghostwriter most of my professional life. Writing in the name of other people or companies. A few bylines here and there, a few journal entries. But little writing just for me. I was thinking the other day that if I my job ceased to exist, and I didn't have the opportunity to write something everyday -- to feed the addiction to my laptop -- then I just might feel a void. (This could, of course, be just another one of those girl-after-40, kids-in-school vacancies.)

That very same day, my joyous friend Romy suggested I write a blog after I told her about the weary details of my day. (She didn't think the details were so weary, I guess.)

Then a co-worker sent me a link to her blog about moving to Germany.

The Higher Power of Blogging covertly aligned in my world, so now here I am.

My goal for this blog/journal/download/dump is at least 200 words a blog. (Ideally, I'd write 200 words a day, but I'm not sure I can commit to that yet.) About anything that strikes my fancy, passes though my conscience, or should be shared. I may bore you with the pursuits of Mia, Will, and Max (the children), the vexations of Tom (the loving spouse), or the antics of Kobe, Kip, Pixie, and The Girls (the pets). But I promise to try to use the word "vex" wherever possible because it doesn't get enough airplay.

(Word count: 243. That was easy!)


  1. Congratulations on joining the world of blogging!
    Now you will see how fun it is when your pals write comments! ;-)
    I'm going to add you to my favorites, so I'll check in often.

  2. How great that you are sharing your family's life with all of us so far away.

    Next, we'll look forward to the "book"