Dear Me or Younger Self or Adolescent Girl or Dear Smiley (As You always smile):
First off, you still look the same. Same face, same hair. Only you dyed it a few times. You just know that beauty is skin deep.
Oh I don’t have anything bad to say, as things happen for a reason, so grab the popcorn as I tell you how much growth has happened. I’m so proud of you!
Now, Remember the time when you said “Hey I want to be published by 22?” Well that’s sort of true. Right? Right! You stumbled upon a student newspaper and an online magazine. That counts right? Oh even though you meant more along the lines of a published author. Well you wrote those articles therefore you ARE an author! :). Yeah you wanted a book with a huge book signing gig. You said 22 is the year! That was only at age 15. Right now 22 was a couple years ago.
You saw many horrible occurrences throughout your life and had no one to talk to about it. You grabbed that loose leaf paper and jotted down words that became dialogue and BAM! A story was born.
You set it aside because it was your best kept secret. You didn’t want family to see it. You read all the time as you were a bookworm so you knew just how to start your introduction. But you thought to yourself, would this sell? I have to be more convincing. You wrote a lot of this “memoir” during the summer when you had free time because it was High School and you did have a life.
Well I hate to break it to ya, it doesn’t exist today. The “memoir” I call it because it was very personal and very true to you, was just that….VERY PERSONAL! Some things that can get people in trouble. Plus, you shared that story so much that your friends helped you cope.
When you wasn’t building relationships with friends as you thought “this will be good for the book!” You were out in an actual relationship. You still say that about almost every situation.
As the years progress, things get challenging.
So you want to be an author eh? It’s a lot harder than it looks. You have to brand yourself, connect with authors and be patient! Remember when you had NO patience? My my! That changed. You’re so much more patient. Continue reading