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January 8 question - What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write?
My first love was acting and writing plays. I was very young, under the age of 10, and the neighborhood kids gathered in the summertime to put on a performance. Those were fun days. (Do kids even do those things anymore?) The older girls actually were the directors, and my little friend and I did whatever they told us to do. I think the charge to watch the play was 5 or 10 cents. LOL. I remember the first play was The Princess and the Pea. As I got older I liked to write my own plays and act them out with friends and family.
For some reason, I always liked to write stories, perhaps to live in another world. In my late teens and early 20's I did send out a few short stories to various magazines, but all had been rejected.
Then I got married and kids came along, and I didn't have the time or energy to write. My family was and is everything to me.
I was in my 40's when the urge hit me to begin writing again. It was after reading the Twilight Series that sparked my interest. Let's just say, it took many years to learn the correct writing skills, and needless to say, I'm still learning. That's a whole other story.