I was out mowing the yard the other day which is very therapeutic for me. I love vacuuming too but that is a whole separate blog post. I was deep in thought about writing a story and dare I say a book. It got me to thinking back to my childhood. My Dad was going through some boxes and found where the 11year old me wrote a "book". I was passionate about it and thought it was SO good that I needed to send it off to be published. I think I envisioned a book with a lot of illustrations and by reading the story, I figured the publishing company would throw illustrators my way to format the cutest book and become a top seller. Please take a moment to read my first attempts at being a writer.
I am pretty sure my world fell into a thousand pieces when I received the letter from the publishing company but they were so gentle in their response and gave me hope that someone else might appreciate my work.
I am very thankful that I had supportive parents at the time that encouraged me to try and see what happens. I am also very thankful that the publishing company didn't ignore my attempts and gave me a respectful letter. Reading it almost exactly 23 years later, I sort of cringe to think I really thought it was going to be a BOOK, but a girl can dream. I hope my kids can use this example as a reason to give it a try no matter what the outcome and keep trying.
I also read the story and remember that time of my childhood when I was in love with the name Amy and hoped to have a little girl some day to name Amy..... and my favorite meal EVER is still turkey, peas and mashed potatoes!
So, if I were to write a story, I would hate to have it rejected by an actual author... so I thought about writing my chapters in my blog and it can be my own personal book. As a reader of my blog, would you want to see a chapter by chapter post or a brand new blog to read it?