Having A Dream

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So, I want to write a book.

But not just a book.

A great book.

Yep. No pressure.

No, that’s not me being sarcastic. That is the actual title of the book. I’m pretty sold on the “Yep.” part. I have some wiggle room on the “No Pressure.”

I all ready have my idea. I just need to get over my shyness, because my idea involves speaking to people.

This leads me to the best thing I have ever seen.

You know how when you were a child, maybe you dreamt of flying to the moon? Or becoming President? Or inventing a miniature unicorn that could live on the shelf above your bed that never pooped?

No?

Well, I did. I dreamt of all of those things. Of course, I never did do any of them.

That darn unicorn’s poop would land on my head while I was sleeping. Hardly an accomplishment.

I learned to never be a mouth breather.

This leads me to my other dream. I like to keep tabs on a certain gentleman by the name of Patrick Rothfuss. This year he auctioned off him reading your manuscript and critiquing it for you, on eBay. How amazing would it be to get writing advice from someone I believe to be the most beautiful writer of our generation? Can you imagine it?

Of course, I could never afford it.

Okay. I could afford it if I cancelled my husband and my fifteenth wedding anniversary trip in March. But I would never do that. As much as I would have loved the opportunity, my husband will always come first. Because our time together is sacred and unpredictable.

But I still dreamed that I might bid in it.

When I told my husband Patrick Rothfuss was doing an auction critiquing a manuscript and that I would like to bid on it, he scoffed.

Do you know what he said?

You’re not going to believe it. It’s kind of outrageous.

He said, “You don’t have a manuscript.”

Um, yet. I don’t have a manuscript…yet.

But I will.

He looked at me dubiously.

Next he’s going to tell me that my unicorn isn’t real either.

Well, honey, those aren’t brown Tic Tacs.

I watched the auction end and I cried. Just a little. Okay, a lot. I cannot imagine an experience I could have wanted more. It sold to some very lucky individual.

I consoled myself with the fact that there is always next year.

Yes, next year.

Well, next year, Patrick Rothfuss might do this auction again.

I hope to be ready.

Manuscript in hand.

How much do you think unicorn poop would sell for on eBay?

I only have a year to muck up my dreams.

Do you have a dream this year? A pet unicorn? An aversion to Tic Tacs now?

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P.S. Patrick Rothfuss is still collecting money for his charity, World Builders. World Builders donates their money to Heifer International. For every $10 that you donate before the deadline, you get a chance to win some really cool prizes. More information can be obtained on Patrick Rothfuss’s beautiful blog.

12 thoughts on “Having A Dream

  1. I am a strong believer that what we speak becomes reality. Keep putting it out there in the universe, sista! It’s going to happen and I will want a signed copy. 🙂

    • Thanks Brynne! I promise I’ll get you one! : ). I just need to write the darn thing. Instead I wrote five funny short stories today. But it’s still writing, right?

      Have a lovely, sweet Sunday!

      Jenni

  2. I am so excited that you are going to start writing your book!
    Interesting auction. What was the final bid?
    I had an aversion to tic tacs before you called them Unicorn poop. Actually, I might like them better if I think of them as Unicorn poop. lol

    • Thanks Cynthia! Ha! I like them better that way, too. The final bid was $3,550, I think. Super great deal! Totally could have bought it with a giant restriction on clothes (none for a very, very long time), but that wouldn’t have made me happy, either. Plus, it would have been taking the opportunity away from someone with an actual manuscript. Who wanted the opportunity just as much as I did. Perhaps more. Thankfully, I would never be too selfish to not realize that! I hope it is awesome for them! He said he would call and talk about it with you for hours. So awesome!

      I hope your night was awesome! Can’t wait for your post about it!

      I hope your Sunday is relaxing!

      Jenni

      • Wow! What an opportunity. I hope you get to do this next year.
        I just got back from the cat show. It was fun. We decided not to go to the opening last night since it was in Hollywood and traffic and parking would have been a nightmare. Much easier today. Still trying to wrap my head around the post for it.

      • Thanks Cynthia! Me, too! : ). I agree with your decision. Oh my gosh! I cannot handle crowds. The heat! The closeness. Nope. Not for me, either. I cannot wait for you to put it together. I bet Marcy has a lot to say! : )

        Have a delightful week!

        Jenni

  3. This is lovely. Your heart is definitely in it, and you’re certainly honing your writing chops with all your blogging and story-telling. That’s a fabulous gift Rothfuss auctioned off. Very special. 🙂

    I’ve been wanting to write, too. The problem is that I don’t know what about. The things which I could really talk about are too personal and would hurt people who I care about very much. The thought of writing the next Great American Novel is so intimidating. And the little writing projects that I try to embark on feel so contrived. Right now, my blog posts and fashion as art posts are a lot of fun for me and come naturally. But I do feel like I want to be doing more.

    I hope you keep pursuing it and thinking about ideas for your story. Your writing has such whimsy and humor. You have the voice. You just need the story. Part of the battle is already won, right?

    <3 Liz

    • Thank you. I thought so, too. He is so wonderful. I all ready have my idea. I just need to get some legal,advice before I start, because I do not want to get sued. That would be awful!

      I always love your writing pieces. They have good flow and descriptions. I really enjoyed them. But you should definitely write whatever makes you happy. Life it too short!

      Thank you for the support! I appreciate it! : )

      Have a tremendously great Tuesday!

      Jenni

    • You are so nice. Thank you for that. I really appreciate it! I love your blog, too! Your style is so cool! I really enjoy it!

      Have a happy day!

      Jenni

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