I caught the writing bug at a young age. Here’s me writing, something, probably a one person play I was going to perform. I am not going to tell you what year this was taken. You can figure it out by the funky patent leather boots I’m wearing, the bohemian dress and the gold and avocado green wallpaper.
The wallpaper was actually little farm houses and trees. I distinctly remember laying in my bed at night, on the top bunk, imagining all the families living in those farm houses. I of course lived in one, with a horse of my own and several dogs and cats. Behind me you see a glimpse of a metal dollhouse. I reenacted many of my stories using the imaginary family in that doll house, wish I still had it (the dollhouse not the imaginary family).
Here’s me a few years ago in Mendocino, California. One of my favorite places is along the rocky coast of California. You can see I’ve lost the pigtails, but I’m still wearing those patent leather boots, you just can’t see them.
I work full time at an ad agency in mid-town Sacramento as an accountant. I love being surrounded by so many creative people who support me and my writing. I find the time to write, getting up at 5 am during the week, and carve a slot of time on the weekends.
What I learned in this long journey? Follow your dreams. If you love what you do, it will show in your work. Take a little time each day to create something – a doodle, a line to a song, a photograph…anything. And above all, don’t give up on your dream. Let them lead you.
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Represented by Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency.
Member of SCBWI