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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Spark: Part 2

For better or worse, I am a contrary person.

Throughout my childhood, various people encouraged me about my writing, mostly my pops and teachers.  Because of that, I always knew I was a pretty good writer, but it never occurred to me that I ought to pursue it in anyway. 

But then, sometime in junior high, I read a book (no, I won't name it, but yes, I can remember which one it is) and thought -- I can do better than this.

And for the first time, it occurred to me that I should think about trying to be a serious writer.  

11 comments:

  1. It's okay. You can admit to reading Twilight.

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  2. Ref: "It's okay. You can admit to reading Twilight" score 1 lol!

    But I see what you're saying. I've had that experience more times than I care to count.

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  3. If you're young enough to have read Twilight in junior high, I might have to stab myself in the ear with a railroad spike.

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  4. Haha, it was not Twilight, but (shall we say) that same genre :)

    I am def not young enough to have read Twilight in jr high.

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  5. I just read your interview and really enjoyed it. I feel the same way about being overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the blogs I'm following. I don't have any advice for you in that area. I can relate to being paranoid about things since I was a court reporter for 25 years. Being a writer is much better, even though it's so hard to make money at it.

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  6. I've had that feeling when reading before. That's what spurs me on when I'm feeling like I'll never get published.

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  7. I'm so with you.

    My teachers always loved what I wrote, and mom and dad and all that, but I never thought I'd actually write a book.
    And then I did :D

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  8. Amazing how many people started writing not through encouragement (although they got plenty of that) but by reading something that they though was not up to scratch.

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  9. Seriously, what will take to find out the title? A donation to Lawyers without Boarders?

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  10. Sorry friends, my lips are sealed on the subject of which book it was. And no, not because of some displaced sense of kindness -- but because it seems like tempting fate to publicly make fun of a book that has been published when mine may never be. What can I say, I'm a superstitious girl.

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  11. doesnt matter. i'm sure there are a number of books it could have been because i had the same thought!
    great spark post =)

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