Writing Contest, Mermaid Books, and Spray Parks….. This is my life.

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Isn’t it amazing how many different things go on in your life? Or the many different ‘hats’ you wear?

Today I found out about a contest where you submit your first 500 words from your manuscript and you can possibly win 1000$ and a chance for representation from Catherine Drayton. Needless to say I’m pretty stoked about it! If any of my author friends are interested submit your entry here. I entered (obviously 😛 ) check out the first 500 words of my manuscript on my Lasera blog here. So when I entered this contest I was wearing my ‘author’ hat and trying to be professional but I was also very excited about the prospect of gaining representation and some needed extra cash from my writing.

I browsed today a number of different websites and a friend’s goodreads list all about mermaid books. Watching a movie about mermaids in Pirates 4 and then seeing so many pictures of women swimming and performing as mermaids, can I help it if I put on my ‘giddy as a teenager’ hat and day-dreamed about being a mermaid?

And then yesterday I went to a spray park here in Calgary with a number of other mom friends and totally and completely enjoyed visiting and seeing how much fun my son had playing in the water. The sun was shining and the water was cold and it was a great afternoon. But for that entire time I had my ‘mom’ hat on and loved talking about our kids and the different things happening with each of us.

We all have many different hats that we wear and that’s what I love to learn about new people, and about people I’ve know for years. What kinds of hats are in their lives, which ones are their favourites, which ones did they try on and find they didn’t like? What hats do you come back to again and again?

I wonder what new hats I’ll discover tomorrow?

Cheers!