Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Truth

Since day 1 in my writing journey, I've been a little bit sad that I didn't start writing earlier in life.  Every time I do an interview or hear someone say that they've written since they were 5 or since they could remember, I get slightly jealous.  Like they've had so much more time to develop their stories and perfect their craft.  

Today, that changed.  While I stood at the sink washing my dishes and of course thinking about my current WIP, my five year old came up to me and told me the most random story about the picture she held in her hand.  

Sadly, I don't remember her story, but her words taught me one thing.  Although I haven't been a writer very long, I've been a storyteller my whole life.  


I started out just like she is and maybe one day she'll be writing those stories just like I am. 

6 comments:

  1. SO TRUE!!! And she is a very good story teller too :)

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  2. Awe. That's a really neat way to think about it!

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  3. I often feel the same way. Thanks for the thoughtful post.

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  4. VERY cool photo, those candy-striped lips! Love it. And yes, maybe your children will be one of those kids who want to be a writer from an early age. Not everyone has to be! Some people don't start writing stories/novels until they're 40 or 50! I didn't "discover" writing until I was a sophomore in high school. ;o)

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