Thanks to Julie at Rosewood Pencilbox for putting together the "Oh, the Early Days" blogfest! It runs thru 10/14. It's short and sweet and fun to eat consume the early works of everyone. Here is the documentary of my youthful writing history.
As a kid, I was loud and bossy. So I became a teacher =)
Reading and writing didn't motivate me until much later. I loved to sing and did musicals and stuff. I didn't know I would become a writer, though I did write many things...
I wrote scripts for me and my friends in grade school (we were Charlie's Angels!) And I remember one fun assignment where the teacher asked us to use Personification - I wrote a story about a gumball's journey from machine, to mouth, to street, to stuck on a shoe, to the dump =) In junior high I wrote a series of non-fiction books called "Sign In Please" - surveys of data that got passed around to boys and girls to see who liked who, what and what not. "What's your favorite sport?" "Boys, rate these girls; Girls, rate these boys" I got a lot of 7's (nice friend). And in high school my friend and I were the queens of notes - we were very creative in word and folding. I also found out that BS was an artform I could master and English teachers loved it.