The beginning of my writing journey

I’m so excited, y’all.

I’m really doing it! 

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”
― Nora Roberts

Books have been a part of my life from the beginning. Some of my earliest memories are of Mama reading to us kids. My family had a set of the 1977 version of Walt Disney Parade Favorites.images She would let me and my brother take turns choosing the story.

I liked to hop around and hear a new one every night, but my brother only wanted to hear the one about the bird saving her babies from the mill wheel.

We learned to read from a stack of stories from The Little Golden Book series and from those Disney volumes.

I used to lie awake at night and write stories in my head about my favorite characters. I was usually the brave heroine who saved the day. When I was a little older, I would tell myself about the adventures of characters I saw on TV. As an adult, I would rewrite my day at work and make it turn out much better. There were usually dragons and chomping involved. I’ve always kept those stories to myself, whether from insecurity or jealousy, I really don’t know. Maybe both.

Now, though, I am ready to share those stories.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
― Lao Tzu