What do you do with your spare time when you're a middle-aged career federal civil servant who really wishes she could have been writing novels or television scripts? You create a LiveJournal life to augment the real one you already have. It's more interesting.
When it comes to friending on LJ, I'm easy. If you'd like to follow the stuff I write, feel free to friend me. If you lose interest, feel free to defriend me; I won't take it personally. I don't automatically friend back, but if you'd like me to do so, just drop me a line in a comment or message, and I'll do it happily.