Pride and Pretense

Ahhh… we are such suckers for this subject. Who really is able to evaluate their work without pride or false humility? I’ve noticed that it’s so easy to inflate the facts and make things seem grander than they really are, and forget to give credit where it is due. For instance: My husband’s friend’s mom who is a third grade teacher mentioned my name to a parent (Derek) on the subject of writing children’s books.

Derek interns at Shaw and he became interested and contacted my publishing house and now I get to be on a three minute feature airing at the end of January. 🙂

Not because of my great talent or winning personality, but because of my husband’s friend’s mom: Anne. Who is a wonderful lady with the best set of locally crafted pottery dishes I have ever seen.

I have to laugh at myself. It’s easy for me to want to represent the story differently, to somehow infer that I had any part. But the truth is found in an even better story about community and the warm people in my hometown of Nanaimo.

I want it to always to be like that.

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About cjgosling

I paint, I sing, I walk in the rain. I'm clumsy and I love the smell of campfire. My head is full of imaginary things and the only thing I ever really want to do in life is write. My first book "Shadowlands: The Guardian" was released in Feb. 2011. The sequel is coming in 2012! View all posts by cjgosling

One response to “Pride and Pretense

  • Shannon Mayer

    Yes, as storytellers we tend to want to make the stories bigger than they are, with us as a central roll so I understand! And BTW, I need to make friends with Anne when my book gets published! ;p

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