My name is Jo and I have a confession to make - I have no idea who I am or who I want to be. I mean, I know who I am. I remember my childhood, know my family, am able to live day to day with no trouble. But I don't know who I am. Seems like up till now I've spent my whole life being the person everyone else wants me to be. Go to school, play sports, work. But what do I want? How do I want to be spending my time? ...I don't know. I've never had a chance to really think about it. I'm not sure even how to start figuring that out! Someone told me to do something I enjoy, but I'm pretty sure painting my toenails and watching TV with my cat are not things I can monetize. Oh but wouldn't it be great if that job came with free chocolate too? Anyway, I'm just not sure how to figure all this stuff out. And now I have to go to work so I'm out of time to think about it. Maybe tomorrow. Yeah. Tomorrow I'll have time to figure out who I am. That can be done in one day, right?

(This post not autobiographical. ..I don't like cats that much, and for years had a thing against painting my toenails. Free chocolate at work would be pretty awesome though!)

This month I am participating in the April A-Z Challenge! http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ My theme for the month is ‘character development.’ Some days will be exercises from John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction, http://amzn.com/0679734031 others will be profiles of characters from my book Armageddon: Pick Your Plot, http://amzn.com/0615715850 and some will just be random characters I make up. I hope you enjoy!


  1. How can anyone ever know who they really are?

    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

  2. Tina Downey1:56 PM

    LOL on the disclaimer...

    Yeah, I know what I want to be when I grow up (PUBLISHED) but as to who I am, my identity is tied up in all my roles...

    Tina @
    is Good

    April 2013 A-Z
    Challenge Blog


  3. I don't know, Rosalind.. I spend a lot of time thinking about it though!

  4. Yup. Roles and roles and roles.. How to balance them all and figure out who we actually are? Or are we our roles..?


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