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The Writer in You Blog Hop




This Blog Hop is hosted by Katie over at The Fiction Diaries!


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This Saturday’s Question:

When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Did you share it with people or keep it to yourself?


Writing for me is like air, necessary to exist. Before I could hold a pen or even spell a proper word, I recorded stories for my father on cassette tapes. He was a truck driver and I thought he needed a bed time story while he was on the road. (yes this is before  books on tape!! & they were my stories). Christmas and birthdays were always full of books and notebooks and lots and lots of pens. I wrote and wrote and wrote until I heard that I needed to get serious about a job in high school.

So I pursued science and math and college, hiding my writing from everyone. It became a secret part of me. No one saw another story from me in a very long time. It was woven into every part of my life, yet no one knew.

Recently, I’ve started to share this part of me. And ever since, my world has opened up in ways I never could have imagined.

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I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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13 Responses to The Writer in You Blog Hop

  • Katie says:

    Irritating how high school has that effect isn’t it? I looked into so many different things trying to find a “real” job that fit me only to discover none really exist. I suck at math, I can’t memorize the way you need to for science and none of it interested me. The only classes I was ever really good at were english and lit classes. I declared myself a writing major 2 weeks before my first semester started and I haven’t looked back since:)

  • Kelly Walker says:

    I love that you made tapes for your dad with stories! What a neat idea.

  • Andrea says:

    Followed you from She Writes. I always said I wanted to be a writer. But if not a writer, then a girl cowboy (NOT a cowgirl, apparently there is a difference) or a detective. So most adults told me I could be a writer AND something else. I didn’t really search for the something else, which meant I waitressed a lot before doing other “easy” jobs to pay the bills.

  • Talynn says:

    I wanted to be a writer as long as I can remember. I have notebooks and notebooks full of stories. I didn’t really need to tell anyone because I always asked, “Want to read my story?” I think that probably clued them that I wanted to write books:)

  • Maryellen says:

    Coolness Talynn 🙂 I bet you have some amazing stories in those notebooks…

  • Jen says:

    I love this post. I love that writing was a secret part of your life, and I love that you are now sharing it with the world, me included! Do you still have any of your tapes that you recorded for your dad?

    When I was little, my brother and I would have the “Mike and Jenny Show” and would record it on tape–mostly me singing songs and him telling stories of treasure hunts. My brother still has some of our tapes…we were so little! It’s silly hearing our voices as kids. Such a simple, yet special life back then.

  • Maryellen says:

    Thanks Jen!!! There is still a box of cassettes in my mom’s attic of my stories 🙂 and my grandmother had a photo tucked in her jewelry box of me when I was about three, down in the basement playing with an old typewriter. I was typing up my best sellers 🙂 LOL
    I bet your tapes are adorable!!! The Mike and Jenny show, I can almost hear a theme song for that 😉

  • Courtney says:

    Wow. That is such a sweet story. You should pull out the old tapes and listen to them. It was so easy being a kid. We were told we could be whatever we wanted when we “grew up” but it seems when we actually grow up we take on other jobs that aren’t as magical. Great post!

  • Sarah L Fox says:

    I wanted to be a writer when I was quite young and would sometimes describe aloud what I was doing when I played on my own. If I was walking through the yard I’d whisper to myself, “She crept down the garden path.” Things like that. But then in high school I didn’t even consider becoming a writer and didn’t write much at all until my late teens when I started writing fan fiction like crazy. Then in my early twenties I switched to writing original stories and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. 🙂

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