The Scribbling Bumpkin

Writer, Aspiring Author, Adventurer, Traveler, Dreamer, Kayaker, Copywriter, Wine Enthusiast, Pizza Lover & Slightly Afraid of Children

Why the Scribbling Bumpkin?

From the time I could read books with complicated sentences like, “Sam walks the dog,” I knew I wanted to be a writer. There was no doubt in my mind I’d be a best selling author by the time I was 25. I mean come on, how hard can it be? Then when 25 came and went, then 26, 27, 28… Eventually, (slow learner here) I realized time was slipping away, and I’d never even tried to accomplish my dream. Not one manuscript had been completed, not one query letter sent out. As it turns out, this is a very ineffective way to get published.

Trouble was, when I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw an aspiring writer (or Cat Woman, which had always been the back-up plan). Instead, a tired, stressed, over-worked reflection stared back. It was time for a change. I decided to grab 2013 by the scruff and shake everything I could out of it. And I must admit, the results were pretty encouraging: I completed my first (rough) manuscript , ran my first 5k and 10k races, rode on a 100.2 mile bike tour (in a single day, thank you very much), nearly drowned during a mini-triathlon, squeezed in a lot of travel, and- most importantly- I was dreaming again. About writing.

In March of 2014 (with a lot of encouragement from husband), I took the leap and quit my job. I’m finally doing it, I’m going after my dream of being a published author.

The Scribbling Bumpkin is about a space to dream, dare, take risks, and occasionally scream into a pillow (what the hell was I thinking??). I love connecting with fellow dream chasers, so please read, enjoy, and feel free to share.

2 comments on “Why the Scribbling Bumpkin?

  1. Lisa Barry
    April 8, 2014

    Very exciting!! You can do it! 😉

  2. The Scribbling Bumpkin
    April 8, 2014

    Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your encouragement as I stare down the long road ahead (and try not to cower). 🙂

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