Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday Musings--Need a New Bio
I hate writing bios. First of all, it's weird making it sound like someone else is writing. (Do people actually hire other writers to write their bios? What's with the third person perspective?) A lot of bios are too long, and I came up with mine after spending an evening at Barnes & Noble reading dozens of them. Some are WAY too long, and I decided short and sweet would be best. Do people really want to know where I was born and how I fared in middle school and beyond? I don't think so. Some are a little too quirky for me, or simple, or trying-to-be-funny-but-failing-miserably.
Life has changed a little since my last bio. I don't teach music lessons anymore except to my kiddos on random rare occasion. Some things remain unchanged. I'm still married (love you, babe), still have three children (four if you include the new cat), still play with imaginary friends for hours every week. There you go. This is going to be fun.
DO YOU READ AUTHOR BIOS? WHAT DO YOU LIKE AND HATE ABOUT THEM?