About Erin

I am Erin. I’m a wife and a mother. I think I have pretty much the 3 cutest kids on the planet. Not that I am biased or anything.

I love to read and have a hunger for books. My husband got himself in trouble when he gave me a Nook for Christmas: now all the books I want are literally at my finger tips. I can pay my children’s college tuition in eBooks someday, right? Just kidding!

I also love to write, which is why I created this blog. Someday, I want to be a published author. Writing a book is something I’ve always aspired to do. When I was a child, my dad bought me my very own word processor. Yes, “back then” most people didn’t have computers in their homes at all, let alone one for every person in the house. So, one step above my mom’s electric typewriter was my Brother Word Processor. It had this teeny, tiny, dot-matrix screen and it could save documents. When I wanted to print out my masterpieces, it typed them out just like a typewriter would.  I pretty much thought it was the coolest thing ever. I would sit and type out the stories I saw in my head when I went to bed at night. My dad said my stories were awesome and let’s face it, my dad wouldn’t lie.

Somewhere along the way, I got busy and lost sight of that dream. I went to college. I got married. I had kids. Lately I’ve had this itch I just can’t scratch. It’s poking inside my head telling me there’s something I’m meant to do. I think pursuing my dream to become an author is that thing. This blog is where I will keep track of my journey and ponder life as I go.

I hope you enjoy what you read. If you do like my blog, show me some love and write a comment, or send ice cream, I really love that too.

 Contact me: erin[at]brambilla[dot]us

Twitter: @erinbrambilla

22 thoughts on “About Erin

  1. Erin! Good start on your blog! I wish you much success
    in your pursuit of the dream; and I must say, it made me feel a little guilty that I quit following mine! Justin’s advice and your reiteration of it is awesome. It kind of stirs little thoughts in my head as both an artist and writing. Some time in the future, I’d like to hear what you have to say about “fear of success”, and how to get over it! It’s what happened to me, and I was cowardly…but you are on the right path, girl…to quote a famous commedian, “Git ‘er done!” Love, Aunt Marilyn

    • Thanks, Aunt Marilyn. I’ll have to give it a think about the “fear of success”. I do have to say I am a little scared of it. Like I said in the post w/ Justin. The “what if everyone knows my name” scenario scares me a bit. But, I guess I just have to let go of it. Just as much as I have to let go of “fear of failure”.

      And hey, it’s never too late to pursue your dream. You could still do it :).

  2. Hi Erin- I know your brother Chris through my husband, Jon Koudelka. Went to Chris’s birthday party today and heard discussion of your blog, so my ears perk up being a blogger myself. And then I hear mention of aspirations to write a book and had to butt into the conversation at that point. Me too! So I had the pleasure of checking out your blog tonight and you have a nice thing going here. You are certainly more savvy about making your dream a reality. Mind if I glean some knowledge? What’s Row80? Best wishes to you!

    • Hi, Katie! I remember you (and Jon). Aw, so fun that you were able to make it to Chris’ party. Wish I could have been there too. How exciting you want to write a book as well. I’d be happy to talk about it. Briefly I’ll say that, obviously, just writing the book is the most important thing. Then having your blog is great too! I’ve just been trying to absorb as much knowledge as possible from blogs, twitter, and things like that. #ROW80 stands for A Round of Words in 80 Days. It’s a writing challenge in the spirit of National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) but you set your own goals. It’s not too late to join, if you wanted (the button on the side bar of my blog will link you there). Otherwise, I’d say AbsoluteWrite.com has been a fabulous resource–it’s a writer’s forum and is very active (and great for tips, discussions and pointing out publishing scams). If you want, feel free to email me erin[at]brambilla[dot]us and I can answer any questions more in depth (and if you’re on Twitter, I’m @erinbrambilla).

  3. A very well-deserved Freshly Pressed — I hope you pick up lots of readers.

    And I have to admit I’m super jealous. But alas, I swear a bit too much on my blog to ever be Freshly Pressed, so I instead live vicariously through those with clean blogs and FP nods from the WordPress gods!

    (I didn’t intend for that last part to rhyme, btw…)

    Best of luck to you!


  4. You have an amusing and whimsical style of writing that I enjoy reading. I have also loved to write all my life, and I’m also blogging with the idea of getting closer to becoming a professional author.

    Wishing you the best of success in achieving your goals, and thanks for the fun read.

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