In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, I thought I’d share what led me to write, and how I began as a writer. I realize it’s almost past this special book-loving day, but I was away all day, working on a book! 🙂
I’d always enjoyed writing, but it wasn’t until I read a book Tall and Proud by British author Vian Smith, that I actually sat down and wrote books, many books–books that turned into a 16-book handwritten series.
The book that had inspired me was about a girl who’d had polio, and wanted to ride her horse again. Only, her horse was injured, too. Naturally, the story was intriguing because both the girl and horse had to get well together. Even if you may not like horses, you might enjoy this quick read — the author spins a compelling tale of dedication and love between the family and the horse. (There’s even a mystery involving escaped convicts!)
For my stories, I wrote on wide-ruled loose leaf paper and bound them in three places with pieces of ribbon. Later, I learned that college ruled paper worked better.
Gone are the days of handwriting novels — although that’s very therapeutic to do now from time to time. You can connect better with the story you’re writing — and I now have two yellow-paged copies of Tall and Proud on my shelf, but the beginning of this desire to write has blossomed into something that I could have never imagined.
It’s 11:58pm. Enjoy your last two minutes of #NationalBookLoversDay!