Apr 1, 2009
The Sky is Falling!
It's the first book I remember writing and publishing...
I was in the 5th or 6th grade. I wrote the book with such thought and care. Putting detail into every scene. I illustrated the entire book, page by page, meticulously coloring in every object with my Crayola colored pencils. Our school computer lab had a publishing department. It was my first experience with binding and finishing, but definitely not my last. I got much experience with binding and finishing at Copy Max in my late teen years. It seems I have been working up to this moment my entire life! Technically I've been a published author since I was 10.
(UPDATE!!!) A Change By the Sky
Written and Illustrated by Mary(Insert Maiden Name here)
I knew after writing that book, I was born to be an author. I never really stopped after that. Straight A's on almost every essay I ever wrote. I began journaling at the age of 11 and continued on till I was 22, when I took a brief 5 year hiatus. Then, in August of 2008, I picked up the pen again. I started journaling once more. I enjoyed reading my words over and over, impressed by the way I gracefully worded each event in my life. It was at that point I remembered, I was born to be an author.
Here I am now, April 1st, 2009, editing my first novel. Pushing myself beyond all boundries to perfect each chapter, paragraph, sentence, word. I do not doubt that I will eventually be published. I know it sounds conceded and I may possibly be setting myself up for some large disapointments. But in my heart, I know it will happen, one way or another.
When was it for you? What was your first experience with writing? When did you KNOW you were born to be an author? Or better yet friends, when did you KNOW you were meant to do what you dream to do? Whether it be an accountant, a writer or even a stay at home mother. How did you just KNOW it was what you were put on this earth for?
Posted by Marybeth Smith