After yesterday’s post, I wondered if I sounded as if I am still in college.
Trust me, I’m a professional. The college of life aka college of real/brilliant is just me getting precariously too close to the big 4-0. And me diving in wholeheartedly to my work.
I work on books in several capacities: I’ve been a writer, copyeditor, proofreader in the publishing industry since 1995, with several kids books and adult books for sale in Targets and gift shops across the country. I’m totally addicted to marketing (mostly my clients these days), and lastly, my ongoing fascination with all things plot-related (I am addicted to story, yes indeed).
I’m an idea catcher, really. Bobby McFerrin, in an interview with Krista Tippett, said that he “catches songs. I like to think of myself as a person who catches pieces . . . the songs are out here and they are simply waiting for me to reach for them.” I totally resonated with that as I feel that story is not just on the page; we’re surrounded by it everywhere. You see a woman crying at the bus stop (there’s a story behind it), you see a woman and man kissing passionately (another story), a dog trotting along on a leash by his master who is wearing a matching sweater (there’s a STORY!).
Stories are everywhere and I see myself as a catcher of some. Because I’m a marketer, I also see myself as a catcher of business ideas, models, how to change this headline here to get a different result.
All in all, this is why I’m doing my college of life aka college of real/brilliant.
It’s because I love to learn.
Love to learn.