Dear Ellen: He wondered if I was a real writer…..

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.

Dear Ellen,

The other day I shared a picture of my desk, Rodrigo. One of the comments I received was semi disturbing. The commenter questioned whether or not I was a real writer because my desk was so clean.

This is my desk. His name is Rodrigo.
This is what Rodrigo looked like two years ago.

The truth is, the above picture was taken a few minutes after my husband lugged Rodrigo up a flight of stairs.  Rodrigo was my husband’s first attempt at building furniture. I’m no expert but I think he did a fantastic job. Alas, my friend/commenter wondered if I was a real writer because of how clean Rodrigo was.  His comment left me feeling insecure and unsure of myself. So, I took a picture of Rodrigo and how he normally looks on an average day.

This is what Rodrigo looks like on a normal day.
This is what Rodrigo looks like on a normal day.

But when I was looking at the photo, I panicked.  What if Rodrigo still isn’t cluttered enough for me to call myself a real writer? How much clutter and chaos is the right amount? So, I added a few more things.

Rodrigo and then some
Rodrigo and then some

What about now, Ellen? Is this enough clutter? Can I call myself a real writer now? If not, I can always add the Pack N Play and blender.

Sincerely,

A. Marie

P.S.

How long should I wait before I put the chicken back into the fridge?

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4 thoughts on “Dear Ellen: He wondered if I was a real writer…..

  1. Good try. But being a “real” writer has nothing to do with how messy your desk is – although I have found it to be helpful. Ellen – we should talk….

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