Hello from Karen Duggan
I never thought I’d be calling myself a writer. After all, when I was growing up, a “writer” was Dr. Seuss, Harper Lee, or Stephen King. I loved wallowing in their imaginations, but never pictured myself putting words on paper for a living.
Back in grade school, I did have a few ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up, but being a writer wasn’t one of them. Instead, I wanted to be the President of the United States. I was a serious nine year-old.
To prepare myself for the job, my first priority was writing my own Constitution. That should have been clue #1 that writing was somewhere in my future.
Before turning 10, I finished my Constitution and a Bill of Rights and moved on to starting a company with my buddies in Junior Achievement and learning to swim.
I picked up my pen now and again over the years – reporter for my high school paper, writer of Constitutional law summaries as a college student, re-writer of unintelligible instructions for manufacturing processes while in Corporate America, and author of business plans for new companies as a business consultant.
It took a good friend with a 2X4 to show me what I really needed to be doing with my life. Now, I have a writing company, a website and a portfolio.
It’s finally official. I’m a writer.
While this description of my saga from President to writer has exhausted my autobiographical storytelling skills, I do have a bottomless reserve of business writing mojo. That will be my contribution to a more interesting world.
Thanks for visiting my site.