Fresh Happiness 101


I’m a writer. It’s what I do. I’ve done it since I was old enough to hold a pencil and be ashamed of what I was writing. Seriously. See the photo.

Lately, I’ve felt that the universe was yawning at me, acting as if I don’t exist in terms of writing. My agent dumped me; for those who’ve ever been with a literary agent, it’s sort of like a marriage: you look for just the right person, the one who will appreciate you for who you are, and who will watch your back, who will love, honor, cherish you, and take fifteen percent of your gross. But then, marriages sometimes sour. My agent broke up with me via email. Downsizing. Ouch.

So, even though I’ve been writing a lot of fiction, I decided I wanted to write something that is specifically just for me. Something that I don’t need to sell, and that no one really needs to read unless they want to. It’s going to be about writing, and teaching, and parenting, and life. It’s going to be about whatever the hell I want to write about, regardless of the market. I might even post some novel pieces here, just so somebody can read them. Although, I have started to feel like no one is reading anymore. Is  this true? I’m still reading. But my newspaper is smaller every day, and Newsweek is smaller every week, and now everybody is reading e-books, and….maybe I’m just getting old.

I’ll try to make it funny sometimes. Or at least worth reading. But if you don’t read it, whatever. I’m going to write it anyway. I decided to call it FRESH HAPPINESS because I wanted it simply have the joy of writing, no pressure, no need to impress or please or sell or market.  So that’s what it will be. If I feel that it is written correctly, it is. No other opinion necessary. I am hoping it will give me fresh happiness, since my supply is critically low.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lpreble
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 01:55:35

    I’m commenting on my own blog. This is because no one else has probably read it. Good job, Laura!

    Reply

  2. The Giblet
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 02:43:25

    I’m commenting on your blog because I just read it. Good job, Gil!

    Reply

  3. Christina Newton
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 02:43:56

    I love reading your writing especially if it is from your heart–as I recall is a brilliant shining light from heaven. Bless you my dear friend.
    Christina

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  4. Connie
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 04:07:47

    I love to read your writing, and I love to listen to your singing. You are the most amazing fount of creativity. Also you are so very fun and a fine and treasured friend. Thanks, Laura.

    Reply

  5. Jon (0h..you know who!)
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 04:30:45

    Love the title…makes me think of doughnuts. Mmmmmm. Doughnuts. Speaking of sweet sugary heaven… you could write about dental caries and I’d read it…and love it! XO

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  6. Darla
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 05:10:46

    I’m here saying, LOVE the fact that you have started this! 🙂
    PS… your exagent is and idiot!
    Love,
    Dar

    Reply

  7. Sam
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 14:49:35

    Loving your new blog! Will always be a fan of your writing. You have always been my first inspiration to continue writing and striving to have my own work published 🙂 Keep it up Ms. Preble!

    Reply

  8. crimes11
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 18:57:41

    Blog on, sistah… I’m diggin’ it.

    Reply

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