I want to be a scientist...
...what is a scientist?
After some discussion, she decided she wants to be an orinthologist and a writer (like you, Mommy!)
I always knew I wanted to be a writer, from that first Kindergarten poem (too distasteful to repeat!) But it took me awhile to get here. There were many things I channeled my creative energy into (stone masonry, crochet, on and on) until the day I finally got the guts to sit down and put fingers to keyboard. Even then, my first novel was pretty much a mess.
But today I am happy to have reached this place, and grateful for the years I've invested in reaching my dream.
What about you, dear readers - has writing always been your ultimate destination?
I'd like to shout out a huge thank you to Elizabeth Mueller. Was I ever surprised to find this beautiful sketch of me on her blog as part of a fun guess-who game. I get to see Elizabeth at a conference on Friday and she's going to give me this sketch. It'll hang where I write for inspiration.