Confession time: remember earlier in the week when I told you that as I started sharing some of my series from ShezzaSpeak, I would start with my one of my favorites, Chalkboard Art? Well, that was a lie. And anyone who actually knows me knows that it was a blatant lie. This is because more than food or wine or beer or coffee or humor or travel, my most favoritest thing is my darling beloved pupcicle, Princess Adelaide Grace, about whom I’ve already shared a couple of stories (which you can read here and here!). So I guess technically hers was the first (rightly so!) series from ShezzaSpeak that I brought over.
Today, I thought I might share exactly how this series came to be with my very first Memoirs story. With the exception of a couple of grammatical changes, I’ve left the story as I originally wrote it, which was over 2 years ago. So just for current day references, she’s now nearly 11 (she’d say 10.5!) and down to a svelte 83lbs!
Memoirs of a Princess Pupcicle
I’m sitting in bed with my laptop, silently urging writing ideas to come.
Suddenly I am aware of soft snoring from the end of the bed. I look up and there is a cute 90lb ball of fur. I can’t resist. Slowly, ever…so…slowly I reach for my phone. I quietly scroll the camera icon upward.
Don’t you dare take my picture.
Sigh. Why not? You’re so cute and I love you and I want a picture of you looking cute.
You already have 8390 of them and you’re supposed to be writing, not procrastinating.
I don’t have 8390 of them and I’m not procrastinating, I’m searching for inspiration.
You could write about me. 8390 articles would be far better than 8390 out-of-focus photographs.
I could write about you, however, you don’t like to have your picture taken. In order for a post to be successful, you need at least a picture or two. At last count, I believe you didn’t like having your picture taken. In fact, I believe that you hate it.
I think you’re making that up about pictures and posts. But I’ll make you a deal: if you write my memoirs, I suppose I could make an exception.
Your memoirs? Really? That’s a big word.
Yeah, well, I’m a big dog and I’m 8 now–don’t think I don’t know that you give me senior food and senior vitamins. If you tell my story, I’ll let you take a picture of me.
A picture? As in just one?
Well first let’s see how good your stories are.