So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I haven’t been entirely slacking. I have actually written/started 6 other posts that are just saved as drafts right now.
I have LOVED writing since the third grade when we learned to write poems. I was by no means good at poetry, but that didn’t stop me from writing the required poem and 3 extra-credit poems. Since I was already in love with reading, my 9-year-old mind was made up that I was going to be an author when I grew up.
In 2006, when I was 11, I submitted my first story to a writing website that I was a part of. A poem called, “Santa’s Reindeer,” was my first cringe worthy publication:
When Santa goes flying with his sleigh,
Who does he trust to lead the way?
His nine noble reindeer,
Have been waiting all year.
He calls them by name,
Just like it’s a game.
First Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and the most famous reindeer of all: Rudolph.
Rudolph leads the others,
They are all just like brothers.
The reindeer are the reason we have presents on Christmas day,
They don’t complain even in May.
That’s who Santa trusts to fly his sleigh!
Over the next 6 years, I submitted 10 more stories and poems to this same group. And in the six years since my last submission, I have only let one person read these atrocities. Only the last two submissions were even close to good.
Since 2012, I haven’t really written anything other than essays for school and the posts on this blog. It’s always in the back of my mind though, and I often wonder if I am wasting my potential for personal growth through composition of creative ideas.
Maybe one day I’ll get back into writing creatively, but, until then, I will try to write (and post) more on here!