Hello from Baton Rouge. I am on my way to the 2013 Louisiana SHRM Conference on Human Resources. No, I am not speaking. I’m watching. I have been blessed with the opportunity to consult with HR/HCM conference organizers and vendors who are looking for new speakers and writers. I am asked for my opinion on the talent pipeline.
So when Robin Schooling asked me if I wanted to come to LASHRM13, I said yes. For the record, I have been going to this conference since 2010. I never regret my time spent with Robin and the amazing volunteer team. And I know that if the speakers and bloggers don’t play in Louisiana, they don’t play nationally.
So I am in Baton Rouge to listen and learn. And judge. And hang out with friends. But I’m going to continue my effort to be a writer.
- As you know, I failed to write my novel on feminism, coal miners and abortion set in 1960s Appalachia.
- I failed to finish my book of short stories that highlight love, alcoholism and political unrest in Prague.
- I killed my screenplay about a Chief Marine Veterinarian at an aquarium.
- I never wrote a book called 100 Essential Modern Poems About Work.
- I wanted to write a sweet little novella about a 40-year-old woman who is starting over.
- I got the idea to copy the song New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and turn it into HR, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.
- I was going to write a playscript based on the life of Joan Jonas.
- I thought about starting a TV pilot called Compliance. It was about love and secrets in the modern corporation.
None of this has panned out.
So this week I’ll be working on a Kindle Single called, “Don’t Touch the Duvet: The Life and Travels of Laurie Ruettimann.”
Hope you have a great week!