Not bad for a fat girl


Daily Passion Prompt 27: Living Off My Hobby

If you trusted that you could live off your favorite hobby, what would it be?


If I could be guaranteed to make a living from my favorite hobby, I would be one happy camper! I would write to my heart’s content, blathering on about this topic or that. I would explore various themes and compose poetry and children’s books.

I would examine my diverse interests and expand my knowledge of them, then I would write about what I’ve learned. In fact, I already do these things, but certainly not to the extent that I would like, after all, a full time career is fairly time consuming.

I imagine working on a collection of short stories, possibly doing some memoir writing, and of course developing at least one beloved (and incidentally extremely marketable) children’s book character. Marmalade the Marmot, anyone? No? Sherice the shrew?  Or perhaps Ibsen the Ibis? There must be a story (or better yet, a series of stories), for these wonderful potential characters, although I’ve been told to avoid alliterative names. I guess Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Elmer the Elephant got lucky.

Long story short I would write, write, write. In fact, this writing thing really has become much more than a hobby. It’s a passion that is beginning to take on a life of its own, and I’m loving every minute of the ride it’s taking me on.


Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! My First Published Feature


Anyone who has been reading BulgingButtons for even a little while knows I’ve been writing to Daily Passion Prompts. They have been thought provoking and satisfying to address. Now they are being recognized in a brand new publication, which you should check out here, at Passion Press Magazine! Woo hoo! Feeling like a big winner today. Thanks to Dean Bocari for the opportunity and acknowledgement, and congratulations to my blogging friend LeSha, from The Lovely Photog, who is also featured in the magazine.