Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The dawn of the daydreamer’s journey

     I started my writing journey when I was 15, but it really all began long before that. As early as I can remember, I lived in story world through my daydreams.

     The Laura Ingalls Wilder books hooked me on reading in my pre-teens and planted the seed of a writer's dream in my head. Before Laura, I had never really given much thought to where the stories came from. I felt like I knew Laura. Part of me began to think, maybe if she could do it, so could I.

     After Laura Ingalls, I began reading inspirational romance. For years I devoured every Christian romance I could get my hands on.

     Eventually I got board with the material available and my daydreams began to take the shape of unwritten novels. Finally, I picked up a pencil and notebook and spent every moment of my free time for several months hand-writing my first novel.


  1. Love your blog! And learning about you from yesterday's post.

    I began reading early too - I think I learned how to read from the funny papers - and remember getting so mad because they (the powers that be) wouldn't let me have a library card. I wasn't in school yet. Had to get books on my mom's card. I was so proud of that first card.

    Can't wait to read your book WHEN it gets published.

  2. Andrea, how fun! I just read today's post, and I look forward to learning more about you. Going to the library with my mom and sisters ranks among my earliest memories. :) My mom checked out lots of books for herself and for me. I devoured them, just like my mama. So fun to think about that again!