Ok. So August is a very busy month for me. I have THREE writing projects going at once (yes, I am insane) so I’m going to answer a reader question today instead of doing the usual blog post about a random topic.
READER: Where did you get your start as a writer?
(In the effort to strive for transparency and honesty, no reader asked me that. I just thought of a funny story and figured I’d try to squeeze it into a blog post. HOWEVER….I am a reader and so it counts as me asking myself a question)
My Reply: Thank you very much for asking. As a matter of fact, I do have a very interesting writerly origin story. Let’s time travel WAY back to eight year old me in elementary school. Maybe I was only six? I think it was first or second grade. I was NOT a fan of my teacher because she liked to call me out on the fact that I had yet to learn to tie my shoes. Hey lady, some of us are late bloomers! Anyway, we had a writing project for the class. I’m sketchy on all the details because it was a super long time ago. I do know that the end result was to be a picture and a sentence on a giant sheet of paper. My drawing ended up being a pot of gold, a rainbow, and a leprechaun. Very nice, right? Don’t worry, the story gets better. It is ME after all. Evidently I wrote a dandy of a sentence. So good that my teacher showed it to my mom after class and my mom kept it for a DECADE to show me once I got older and would understand just what the heck was so funny about it. By now you’re on the edge of your seat, right? Without further ado, here is my sentence:
“I won’t let you steal my pot of gold, you horny leprechaun!”
Obviously I had no idea what “horny” meant at that age. And yes, I did keep my virginity for a VERY long time, so maybe “pot of gold” was a euphemism.
Out of the mouths of babes, right?
So in conclusion… my career as a naughty little romance writer started at a very young age, my mom is a pervert who likes to torture me with embarrassing moments, and don’t worry…you WILL learn to tie your shoes someday. Or just wait until Velcro is invented and you’ll be fine.
Have a great day and thanks for reading!!