Friday, May 18, 2012

A Bucket List Check Mark (May Photos, Day 18)


As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be an author.  I suppose that’s why I’m now a middle-aged woman sitting at a keyboard chit-chatting in a blog, because at least it’s writing.  But, a few years ago, I got to put a check mark beside one very big to-do item when I actually had a book published.  So, for today’s theme—something you made—I present the item from my bucket list.                        


18. Something You Made


As you can see from the cover, technically I co-made this, but I still think that’s close enough to count for the theme. 

My co-authors and I met in a Yahoo! group about the television program, Hardcastle and McCormick, and we became good friends.  Before we got around to writing the book, we also successfully managed a campaign to have one of the stars—Brian Keith—posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Maybe one of these days I’ll tell you something about that process, but for now I’ll just say that—just like writing the book—it was fun, exciting, and exhausting.

Anyway, maybe a viewer’s guide to a television show isn’t the next Great American Novel, and it never has (or will) shown up on any bestseller or classics lists, but it still made me a Published Author, and now, if you Google my name, my Amazon listing is typically the first entry in the search results.  It’s something that I’m proud to say that I “made”. 

And it’s not that I’ve given up entirely on the idea of writing another book someday; I mean, who wouldn’t want to write a book?  But if it turns out that this is the only cover that ever bears my name, I can live with that.