Monday, April 14, 2008

I Rock

It is a rare day when I pat myself on the back (mental note: give myself more praise, more often) but Friday was one of those days.

A few weeks ago while browsing the web site for Longmont Free University (a local community "college"...they offer classes to enrich the community but very few are for credit in the traditional college sense), I checked out their writing classes. They currently offer a few of the more creative type like how to write a villain & hero/heroine for your novel, etc.

What I didn't see was a course offering how to actually make some money as a writer. The proverbial light bulb went off in my head. :)

I decided there may be a few other people who enjoy writing and enjoy getting paid. I thought they would be interested in learning how to do just that: write and make some $$. Then I had the very bold idea that I should teach them. Well it seemed like a bold idea to me anyway. ;)

And then I took what felt like an even bigger, bolder step and put together my ideas and crafted some copy for the course.

Then I sat on it for a few days. Rewrote it, tweaked it and put together a rough course outline.

After some consultations with friends (including Mary and Rev. Keith...both of whom I ADORE), I submitted my idea to Longmont Free University.

A few hours later a very nice lady from their offices called me to discuss the class.

Naturally being me, I was worried she would have a trillion questions about my qualifications, my background and just what I expected to be teaching.

With some hesitation, I called her back and set up an appointment for the next day when we would go over the class details.

Friday morning we met and guess what? She loved the idea!

All she wanted to talk about where specific dates, prices, how I get paid, when the course is listed and what rooms I can teach in.

It was so easy! I was beside myself with giddiness after I left. Woo hoo for me! It will be so fun.

The real lesson I've already taught myself is to act on ideas as I get them, pounce on opportunities as they arise and go forward despite my ego-driven knee-quaking fear. ;) It really was a very cool experience and I'm excited to have a few more soon!

As soon as there is an online listing, I'll post it here.


Mark Myszak said...

Nothing moves till you take action.....


Lara K said...

Thank you so much, it is true. I hope you are doing well!

revruback said...

I am so glad things have worked out as planned. And remember, this is only the beginning. <3