Jan 11, 2011


It started small. After all, what's a notebook going to do?
But it's opened a door. One I've been approaching for awhile, cautiously, nervous to put my foot across the threshold.

Writing has always been part of my life. Both my parents are journalists, and I've written stories for as long as I could remember. They were always fiction - and when asked, my parents always read them. (Apologies to you both!)

As I got older, I still loved novels, but there was a pattern of things that began to interest me. Stories that were true, (or based on true stories), and novels where the writing was so alive it came off the page.

I didn't want to read about a peaceful lake, I wanted to smell the air, and feel the muddy shore beneath me, as I gazed at the beauty of the rippling water. That's the kind of writing that captures my heart.

I want to leave a story. It doesn't have to be grand or earth-shattering, as long as it's mine.

So I'm stepping through the doorway with both feet. I'm nervous and excited but I'm not sure why because I don't even know what this means yet.

But I'm writing. Whether it's for me or a bigger audience...only time will tell. 

(Photo mine, inspiring notebook: purchased from A Little Thistle)


Danielle said...

I cannot wait! I'll be your manager when you become world famous for your beautiful writing <3

Ashley Paige said...

you are a phenomenal writer.. it will only take you great places- shared with an audience large or small :)

Darcie said...

I think this is a great idea, no matter what you end up doing with it.

Alison Kinsey said...

ooh this is exciting! i'm glad you're going to dive right in and explore this passion of yours. who knows where it could take you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's me in the crowd, jumping up and down and waving, also shouting "congratulations!" So glad to hear you're gonna write! It doesn't matter if it's for you only or anyone you allow to see it. Writing matters. That's all I know.

Lucy The Valiant said...

This is thrilling! I'm so excited to see what you do!!

Amber said...

I just ordered a couple of notebooks from Kyla too! I can't wait until I get them and can start jotting down my thoughts and inspirations :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aw, this is great! You really have a way with words, my dear!!

Mandy said...

I love your writing and you've definitely found your blog voice in the past few months. It suits you. =) I'm glad that the notebook is helping you take your dreams in the direction you want to go. XOXO

Nora said...

This is so exciting! Sometimes jumping head first/feet first is the best idea. I'm sure you write lovely stories :)

the southern hostess said...

Good for you! That is so exciting.

Megan said...

I started writing a few weeks ago. I have a story in my head, but I'm trying to figure out how to get it out.

I have that exact notebook from Kyla. :)

Good luck with your writing. You'll do amazing, I know it.

Emily Jane said...

So exciting!! I'm so happy you're following your dreams!

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