How I Started Writing: Blog Hop Addendum

It seems I forgot to tag someone in my blog hop on Monday.  So I decided to ask/answer one more question about writing.

How did you get started writing?

GirlWriting copyInteresting question.  My start began when I was in Intermediate school (4-6th grade) and I wrote a very short love story based on other kids from my school.  Ben, Sally and David.  Wow, can names be any more generic?  Funny thing is, they are the real names of the real people.  Ben and Sally were meant to be in love, David, a mean but popular boy, was the villain.  Ben saves the day and all ends well.  In case you’re wondering, I am not friends with any of them so I don’t care if they read this and wonder if it is about them.

By the time I got to high school my friends and I were writing stories with ourselves and our friends as characters.   We all had code names, for instance we called Katey Repunzel for her straight black hair that hung down to her butt.  And of course, there were our love interests.  The Visions.  Dear me!  To this day my BFF and I giggle about them!  The adventures we had, the lives we lived vicariously through our characters!  The hot steamy moments! Those were the days.

After High School my writing was kept to classrooms.  Mostly research papers but occasionally a play or a poem.  Nothing awesome.  After college I didn’t write for years and years.  Then one day I had this brilliant idea for a really great book and I decided I HAD to write it.  But only until I got some practice under my belt.  So I started working on Earthbound as a way to dip my toe in the water until I’m ready to write that “brilliant” book someday.

And so my crazy life of trying to write began and continues.  At least I hope it continues.  At this point I am exhausted from my first week at my new job, flying solo with the kids for most of the week and spending all day today prepping for the coming week so things go easier.  I’m hoping that having the plans in place will make things throughout the week go more smoothly which will in turn help me to have more energy to write at night.

Here’s to planning!

After trudging through this whole post I get to the entire purpose of the post. A new friend I recently met wanted to take part in my Blog Hop!  I didn’t have much time to get to know as much as I would like to but I’m hoping a photography project we may be collaborating on will give us the chance to get to know each other better.  She is a writer too and she is my addendum because I forgot to tag her.  So please go pay a visit to her blog.  She writes about being a grown up and “making it”, being a vegetarian and finding creative outlets so she doesn’t go crazy in her soul crushing job.

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