Confessions of a Realtor
When you walk into my open house, oftentimes you will see me working on my computer, tapping away at the keyboard. It’s perfectly logical to assume I am working on real estate matters, but I’m not. I’m writing. And it’s not a contract, either.
I am a ‘wanna be’ author.
Many years ago, I wrote my first e-book. Can’t remember the name of it or what it was about, but I do remember it was garbage – a horrible piece of work. I was embarrassed to acknowledge that I had actually written the darn thing. And I gave up writing.
But then, several years later, I had a personal experience that I thought would make a great read for kids.
It’s a children’s story about a Christmas tree.
I never did get around to publishing it.
I’m thinking about revisiting it for age appropriateness, then moving forward with publishing after completing the book I am writing now.
The one I’m writing now is going to be my best yet. It will probably take another year or two to finish, but it will be a good one. How do I know? I spent the last seven years writing a book for a friend of mine.
God knows why he wanted me to write it for him. I had no talent to speak of, and I knew it, but I agreed.
After re-writing several versions of the manuscript, I engaged an editor who was beyond helpful. He was an educator and taught me so much about writing techniques, language, etc. And I started reading a lot of fiction.
Between the two, I upped my game big time.
Confessions of a Realtor
My friend did publish the book I wrote for him. Self published.
I don’t think any respectable publishing house would even look at it.
Although I gave it everything I had to give, I now see many weak points – points I am using to up my game even more on the current writing.
I have been working diligently to improve my skills. I LOVE PHOENIX REAL ESTATE.
Don’t get me wrong, but writing has been deeply I engrained in this Phoenix Realtor® since I was a kid. Why I’ll never know. It is truly hard work for me. Like really hard.
So next time you stop by one of my open houses, and you see me typing away, you will know what I am working on.
Let it be our secret.
I’m a proud member of the National Association of Realtors®, The Arizona Association of Realtors®, The Phoenix Association of Realtors® and The Arizona Multiple Regional Listing Service.
I’m a graduate of the Bud Crawly School of Real Estate and a graduate of HomeSmart’s SmartLaunch program (an advanced real estate business and marketing program).