It's hard to believe that's it been four years since I started Reflections on a Middle-Aged Fat Woman. Over the past four years Reflections has grown from a one paragraph post about my visit to the doctor into stories of my farm life as a girl, my inconsistent search for the perfect job, tales of hospital visits, unfortunate mishaps at the drive-thru and the silly things that can happen in everyday life.
One of my readers told me that the main reason they like coming to visit the MA Fat Woman is they never quite know what to expect, and usually, get a laugh in return. Personally, I think that is the highest compliment that can be paid to a writer, and for that, I'm grateful.
Over the last year I also fulfilled a life long dream and that was to have a book published. Not many people can say that; but I can! How cool is that?
When I attended the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop last April I had a conversation about what I wanted to accomplish with my writing. Did I want to continue to write stories free to everyone to read? Or did I want to try and make myself into a syndicated columnist? I think I like both of those ideas.
Over the past few months I have been working on my better half. And by that I mean that I am happy to introduce to you my new website www.gianettapalmer.com. I hope you will join me there every Wednesday for life, laughs and the search for humor everywhere. It's still a work in progress and I'm sure it will evolve over time as I continue to find my voice.
Several people that I met at the workshop and my mom, too, said that with a name like mine, why in the world was I hiding behind the middle-aged fat woman, thus gianettapalmer.com was born! I hope to see you there!
Don't worry, I'll still be posting adventures about my life as the MAFW and my crazy family and neighbors here at Reflections, but I hope you'll check out my other site too!
Thanks for stopping by and keep coming back. As you've probably figured out by now, you never know what I'm gonna be talking about.
MA Fat Woman...a.k.a...Gianetta