Your writing journey began somewhere. Not so much when you completed the first slanted line in a capital “A”. It began the day you sat down with an idea in your head and the ambition to form characters and plot. Or make your argument for or against a particular topic.
Before the 4th grade, my little talent dealt with numbers. In Kindergarten, I wrote out my numbers on sheets of paper, 0 to 600. No one asked me to complete such a feat. I did it on my own and got my gold stars for my teacher. About four years later, it took the lack of participants in a contest to turn my attention on to something more thrilling. One essay about what gifts I would give to the world, if I could, earned me a nice green 6th place ribbon. I kept feeding my writing bug over the years but not in any public forum until after high school.
We all remember fondly the first day we put pen to paper, creating our first masterpiece. It may not be one others appreciate, but its one you can look back on and smile. What was the first piece you ever wrote? How much of it influenced the writer you’ve become? If you could go back in time and do it over, would you? Why?