It’s my party and I’ll meme if I want to

To celebrate the anniversary of my twenty-ninth birthday, I give you nine glimpses inside the writer life—in meme.

Does that explain a few things about someone you know? Can you relate to any of the above? Maybe you’re a storyteller in the making!


By day, Kelly D. Scott is buried in Excel spreadsheets, which is why she must write.

She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting and, almost ten years later, she completed her MS in Accounting at UT Dallas. She wrote her first manuscript in 2017 when a photo in People magazine sparked an idea. 130,000 words later, that book is parked safely under her bed.

Kelly resides in the Dallas area with her illustrator husband (whom she met on Eharmony) and her two boys. She has lived in Texas all of her life, except for two and a half years when she was a missionary in China and Thailand. Oh, and she did spend a summer as a missionary in Australia where she learned how to do the Tim Tam slam. When Kelly isn’t writing or lost in Excel, she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, watching football, and spending time with her family. She is a member of ACFW.

By |2018-08-03T01:51:53+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Beth Olsson|5 Comments

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  1. Barbara Ellin Fox August 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Love these memes and also Happy Birthday! I especially love the one about browsing history. If anyone ever saw all the photos of gorgeous men on my computer they’d wonder- a lot! The quirk I love is when, in the middle of a conversation, an author puts words into the atmosphere out of now where and then has to back track with explanation about how it was all relevant.

    • Beth Olsson August 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Lol! Writers can be so awkward…but if everyone else could only see it makes perfect sense in our minds. Of course, if anyone else could see a writer’s mind, they’d run in shock and fear!

  2. Austin Ryan August 8, 2018 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Happy birthday!
    Also, yes, yes, yes to these memes!
    Especially the one about “not talking to myself”. That is HOW I write dialogue. I also make the facial expressions (of both people) which can be pretty awkward if I’m writing in a public place.

    It usually goes like this:
    Orders a chai latte at Starbucks. Suddenly looks very offended. Then ashamed. Then apologetic. If the barista hasn’t already run away, they hand me my drink. And I leave, with shock on my face. Then I chuckle to myself. Insanity? Nope. Just writing 🙂

    • Beth Olsson August 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you!
      And yes, haha! It’d be so embarrassing if I had a mirror to see all the faces I must make when I’m “writing” in my head.

  3. Loraine Nunley August 18, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    I’m guilty of talking out loud to hear my dialogue. I laughed when I read Austin’s comment about the faces because I often make facial expressions and gestures when I’m writing to capture it. I often wonder what people would think if they were watching me. 🙂

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