. . . The wonderful year that I was welcomed into the writing world. . .
On a Wednesday evening I was talking to my two friends, Katie and Laurel. Somehow we got on the subject of writing books of our own rather than just reading wonderful work by others. That idea had never occurred to me, especially seems how I had always hated writing stories for homework. But talking about it with them sparked a sudden interest.
It wasn't but a week later that Laurel invited both of us to a new writing club for girls our age put together by nine wonderful women, including Laurel's wonderful mother Michelle.
I told Laurel that as much as I would love to go, working for my parents had disadvantages such as working until 6 and not getting home till 7 every night.
From then on I guess Laurel just knew that I was meant to be there because from there she took the matter into her own hands and rather than wait for me to tell her that I wouldn't be able to do it, she had one of the nine women call my Mom and set things up- and This wonderful women that cared enough to go that extra mile was none other than Karen Hoover- My mom was excited for me to get to do something and made sure that I could stay home on those Tuesdays so that I would be able to make it to the meetings.
From that point on it was pretty simple. I stayed home on Tuesday's, Walked to the library so that I could make it to the 4 o'clock club meeting and learn. I met lot's of girls my age that had a common interest but I wasn't the chatter box I am now, then. So I sat with Katie and Laurel and we had a blast! The third wonderful woman in the group I met was Shanna! An amazing person with lot's of knowledge to share!
It was then that I first heard the phrase 'No thought to small'. Shanna said that while teaching on one of the many Tuesdays that we had a meet. Though I never wrote it down or realized at the time what it really meant, it stuck with me. And now I understand and I believe it with all of my heart. No matter what Genre you write. . . No matter what the thought or idea. . .it is never to small to write. Because only you can write the ideas that you come up with, only you can share your thoughts, there are NO thoughts to small to write or share or make a book out of.
About a year ago Katie asked me to go to a High School Football game with her. . I'm not really a football fan but I said yes anyways cause it gave us a chance to hang out. That night at that game I ran into one of the girls that was at that same book club. And now Lizzy and I are forever friends and laugh at the fact that it took two years after the club to become friends!
That's how I got started and with those same women behind my every step, guiding me, teaching me, and helping me I hope to become a published author. But not only them but Elizabeth as well, who whenever I have a question she will gladly answer without thought of why she should help me or what she will get out of it. . .
So to all those that have helped me so far and will help me further, Thank you! Thank you to all of my friends and family! I couldn't do it without you!
(here are the links to some of the above mentioned )
Thank you all! Enjoy writing and remember that no matter what others think of your ideas, there is no thought to small!