15 July 2016

BRAT: Publishing Idea

Well here I go again, putting the cart before the horse. I've found a website where I can turn my future compilation into an actual book, which I'm sure Papa will appreciate. I'm saving the link here for future reference.


14 July 2016

BRAT: Introduction

So I've come up with yet another lamebrained writing goal, and, as always, I'm crossing fingers hope I could actually achieve this one. To write a series of anecdotes about growing up as an army daughter.

The plan is to work on it for the next few months, hopefully with one to two "chapters" per week, to post them in this blog as soon as I accomplish one(1), and to make a compilation out of them by the time Papa retires in November . Imagine The General's Daughter(2) meets the social media age sans murder and mystery plus(3) family dramedy(4) sans my typical dramatic drivel because this isn't really about me. Just ~kinda~ about me.

I'm calling this (hopeful) series "BRAT" as homage to our growing up as military brats.

Writing begins this weekend because I have a work deadline in a few hours. My head is rapidly being filled with ideas and I'm just hoping I can hang on until the weekend.

In other news, Yaya's second death anniversary is tomorrow. I miss her dearly, but I keep soldiering on(5).

P.S. I had to make a footnotes section, otherwise I would have filled this post with all these side comments contained in parentheses:

  1. #PostForAccountability because the only other alternative would be to tell my mother about this project before I have something to show for it.
  2. Nelson Demille was brilliant in that novel. Hail Demille!
  3. I tried to look for the old English antonym of "sans" but all I got from the internet was that "com" is the Latin opposite of "sine", the root word of sans. Ah, well, you learn something new everyday.
  4. Family drama comedy. It gets juicy sometimes, I swear.
  5. Soldiering on. Military brat. Get it? Please laugh. Thanks.