About me, right?
I have been writing since I knew how to collect sentences into a story form. My first publication, to my second grade class, was the short story “Tom Thumb”. Okay, someone else actually wrote this story, but after seeing an animated film version (circa 1967), I was inspired to re-write Tom’s tale.
Besides, Pinter always said, if you see something really good – steal it! – and create something spectacular with it.
No, I’m not quoting the playwright, Harold Pinter – I’m quoting my acting teacher, Richard Pinter.
On the verge of 60, I am mourning my losses and searching for a life purpose, or possibly life purposes. But then, isn’t everybody? Yes, I know, I getting on that a little late.
I am a much older woman still living with ADHD and the complications it causes in my life. Such as being difficult to live with, a necessity to live a sober life, missing my sisters – both have passed as of April 2020, struggling with my demons – trite but true, of being an older lady living with cats, only 3 right now, but who knows what the future might bring. And the nagging memory of having forgotten to have two-legged children (I’m slowly and heart-brokenly accepting this. Really slowly.). Just to name a few.
So, I’m looking around for something to steal because I know the spectacular inside me is “barking to get out”! At least, I hope it’s there, barking to get out.
Yes, I’m nuts.