Blogs by Laurel-Rain Snow
7/25/2008 7:28:17 AM
Throughout my life, I've seemingly created endlessly. As a child, I wrote in scribble pads and as a teen, I used journals. Later, I wrote on long yellow legal pads on work breaks.
My first creative efforts were childish scrawls on scribble pads. Later, I would cut out pictures from magazines, choosing people and scenes that depicted what I was trying to present.
In high school, in between classes and stints on the newspaper staff, I filled notebooks with stories and when I was a senior, I even started a "novel." I can still remember how exciting it was to feel the tingle of creating.
Then I had to find work, with college classes filling my days and often my nights. My writing during those years was relegated to the back burner, but always "burning" in my mind.
As a social worker, I had to write interminable case notes and reports to the juvenile court, which, I must admit, I tried to make as creatively interesting as possible without going over the line into "fiction." That wouldn't do, of course.
But in the eighties, I had some free time at work and wrote on yellow legal pads whenever I had the chance. That's when I started the novel that would later become "Miles to Go." Of course, it was untitled at that time, and the characters names were later changed, as was some of the plot.
Becoming computer savvy---to the extent that I am!---promoted my writing and it seemingly soared from there. I wrote five manuscripts in three years. That didn't include polishing, refining, etc. But what a feeling that was! Like giving birth.
So...that's my story. Forever creating. And I love it!
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