Some thoughts on the craft (and being a mom)

The only thing more rewarding than writing out my dreams in fiction is being a mom. Being a mom is a challenge, but it’s worth it. I’ve learned so much about the history and backstory about “Optimus Prime” from my son Josh, inspiration that I may use in future stories. My daughter Marianne is sometimes coy about being an Elinsen, another element I have used to make the characters in my stories feel more fleshed out. And if I wasn’t at home all of the time looking after the kids, I never would have picked up that old Lovecraft tome at the Trotwood library, “The Call of Cthulhu”, and have been inspired to finally learn to write in the first place. I’m so excited to show people my soul-in-word-form to the world! I’ve tried several literary agents who weren’t interested, but I think they just don’t have a good beat on what people want. We’ll show them, won’t we? ;p

Future self-pubbers of the world unite!


11 thoughts on “Some thoughts on the craft (and being a mom)

  1. HERE HERE. The future belongs to the self-published. Though I hope that Call of Kthulu isn’t bedtime stories. Better than American Psycho, but a bit intense for the young ones.

  2. Why don’t you go get yourself laid instead of wasting your time working on that piece of shit book of yours. Is that really what you consider to be your “job”? A mother? Don’t make me laugh. This is the 21st century Ms Elinsen. It’s people like you who make all of us females in the world look bad by just sitting at home on your fat ass!

  3. I think it’s very brave of you to go after your dreams. I’ve been writing non-professionally for several years now, and I wish that I could muster the same confidence and drive. No doubt your

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