For instance, a conversation will sometimes wend its way towards ghosts and hauntings. If I talk about a few of my many eerie encounters, someone will say, "You should write a book about that!"
I don't actually believe in "ghosts" per se, though I am keenly aware that there is "something" out there, teasing coyly for our attention. Even so, it does appear that such a book might actually sell.
When I reveal some of what I'd learned while homeschooling my daughter, to someone who is now teaching their child or children at home, I am encouraged to consider writing a book or a blog about it.
However, with my "memoir" languishing on its twenty sixth page, and my third book of poetry only beginning to take form, the thought of working on yet another new project, or two, feels rather reckless..?
I've learned that having "Many irons in the fire" can be viewed two different ways. For one, there is the blacksmith who has accepted so many work orders that he finds it difficult to complete them all.
On the other hand, a medieval surgeon, working right there on the battlefield, needs as many different irons as the fire will bear, so that he will be well prepared to cauterize a wide variety of wounds.
So, I can either see my situation as, "How will I ever get to it all?" or I can think, "Wow! Look at all of things that I can write about!" With my encyclopedic interest in almost everything, I choose the latter.