Please don’t laugh

But I’ve decided to write a book about marriage.

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I am smiling but this is not a joke.

Well, it IS a joke. But I’m still going to do it.

I tried and tried to write a novel but my imagination is kind of like something that fails terribly under pressure, and nothing is more pressuring than saying, IMAGINE, NOW.

I couldn’t handle it.

But then as I was sitting there in front of my laptop with the blank page and the blinking cursor I thought, writing a blog post is never this hard. I should just write a book like I write my blog.

But I have never been able to settle in to a THEME for my blog, which in my opinion is why it’s never gotten very famous. (Heaven forbid I entertain the notion that I’m simply NOT GOOD ENOUGH A BLOGGER TO BE FAMOUS, oh no…)

There was no way I could doom my unwritten book to the same failed state as my blog.

So I decided then and there that if I needed a theme, a theme I would have and it would be marriage.

I laughed about the irony for a second but then an idea for a chapter popped into my head. And before I could finish writing it down another two chapters began flowing out of my fingers.

2 hours later I couldn’t remember a time that I HADN’T wanted to write a book about marriage.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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9 Responses to Please don’t laugh

  1. Awesome! I would read it!! : )

  2. anna says:

    marriage is hard + writing a book is hard = good luck. :)

  3. Ros says:

    Good luck! I’d read it! xx

  4. irene says:

    it seems a great idea if your imagination is working and you feel motivated and creative!!!!!

  5. Mayde says:

    Can’t wait to read it! If it’s anything like you’re blog, I’m sure it’ll be great.

  6. Colie says:

    This is a fantastic idea, and I would read it!! Your book will be amazing!! I’m so excited for you that I need to use lots of double exclamation points!!

  7. CaJoh says:

    Sounds like a great idea. Wishing you the best of skill in getting the book written and published.

  8. Mindi says:

    Oh I’m so excited! See how fast you can write it, I want to read this!

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