Does it start with an idea or two? Maybe even everything that you had a dream about? Is it an article that gets you excited, a poem, or maybe a novel that gets you going? Some passions don’t take a lot of thinking. Action takes over like second nature when it comes to something that you really care about. I feel that writing should just flow and it shouldn’t be forced. But there are sometimes when you have to pull yourself together and spit some words out. I get it, especially when you have an assignment due at 11:59 pm. Ha-ha college life is funny. I know it. However, I’ve loved being able to write since I was young. Writing to me is self-expression and I think it’s one of the best forms of self-expression. Most of my novels are pieces of my dreams roped into real life experiences. Other than these articles that you guys read, I’m more into writing my novels. I was made to tell someone’s story and articles are great just sometimes short-lived. I’ve always wanted to write a story that inspires and encourages others. I love helping others and I want to be able to help someone in my writing as well. When I got to high school I started getting more serious about my writing and began to publish my stories on Wattpad.com. Writing gives me great joy and I can’t wait to have one of my books published one day.
I remember it starting in elementary school. I stopped giving my full attention to my studies. Instead of my head being in the books, my head was exploring all types of fantasies, imaginations and desires. I can recall writing a love story about one of my old celebrity crushes and boy was I too young to be thinking about some of those things. I had showed my friends and they giggled at what they had just read. One day when we were sitting in the cafeteria waiting for school to start or let out, I gave my pages to one of my friends so she could read. Mind that this is a time when we were supposed to be quiet, but I wasn’t the type to keep my mouth shut. Social butterfly party of one please! Any who my friends and I were too busy laughing at rose petals and the shirtless hip-hop singer that a teacher came over to see what the fuss was about. She snatched my story and her reaction was priceless. We laughed more and I know she probably said something on the lines of we were too old to be reading that type of stuff. I adored my crazy childhood adventures and ever since then I’ve never stopped writing. My writing egged on my love for reading so I could learn more and be inspired daily. I have grown as a writer from my first story to now. I have grown as a woman generally, developing my own morals and values so of course my writing looks different now too. Until next time, just remember to pick up a copy of my book when it hits the shelves!