To Write or not??

  So a lot of people have told me I should write a book based on mine and my husband’s life experiences.  Honestly, the thought has crossed my mind before, the only problem is I don’t exactly know where to start, how the story should flow, how much should be fact, and how much should be fiction.  Should I even attempt to write about my hubby’s immigration nightmare in the U.S.?  I mean in the wild, dream scenario that the book did get published and garnered international attention, there could be drastic repercussions that we really would not want to deal with. 

  I’ve thought about just focusing on living in another country, but then you kinda have to have a reason for WHY you are living abroad, and honestly, the facts are a lot more intriguing than anything I could make up.  I’ve thought about maybe asking my cousin who has written 2 novels, one being a complete series, and the other just one, back to back, and is now waiting to hear back from agents, so she can get herself published.  But she’s got her plate full already, what with editing a local parenting magazine in Mobile, plus her writing novels, wife of busy attorney, and mom of 2 elementary aged girls!  Jeez, like she really needs more, especially from the other side of the world!  Seriously, though, you should check out her blog, she’s very funny and witty. Here blog, “That’s Write” can be found Here.

  Maybe I should just blog the book???


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LTM
    May 13, 2010 @ 19:06:11

    oh, yes. You have such a great handle on the written word, you could totally write a book. Fiction would be great, nonfiction is a super-hot area–and blog books have been done. I'm just not sure how you get paid for them. I'll give you as much help/advice as I can once you've done it–I'm hopefully doing that now w/my blog.–yes? Just open your mind and let the ideas start flowing. First time's the hardest~


  2. Odie
    May 13, 2010 @ 20:18:24

    Yes you are totally doing that now. Who knows maybe by the time I actually thump a book out, you will already be the star of the literary world, and will make my path to finding an agent, getting published etc much easier. I totally have no shame in riding coat tails if I have to! ;p


  3. Melissa
    May 14, 2010 @ 01:13:50

    This would be so awesome, Odessa! Idk – in your shoes, i'd want to include it ALL – the stuff about how you got there & everything! But yeah – repurcussions…not good. I'm not sure about that – maybe there is someone you could talk to about it first – or maybe you could write it under a fake name?? LOL. Idk. But i hope you do it! 🙂


  4. Odie
    May 14, 2010 @ 18:49:57

    Maybe I can tweak the back story a bit, etc.


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