Monday, July 28, 2008

A 10 year old girl's dreams

I'm sure no one else will find this as fascinating as I do - but recently my mom found something that I wrote when I was 10 years old. Here it is as I wrote it:
When I grow up I want to be a writer. I don't care if I'm famous or not. Just so I can write. If I do become a writer I would want to write about several things. I want to write about my life and add something different maybe or something that I made up about someone else's life. Maybe my days at camp. They were exiting. So many different odd things happened. I might call that book _____ days at camp. _____is for who ever I name the person. Or I could write about one certain thing like a kind of animal or different people from different lands. What I would really like to write about is something that happened to somebody maybe something funny or maybe something sad. I would like to write a book about a half inch thick. Maybe I could write about a girl in girl scouts and what she did, so the people who read it might join if they weren't already a girl scout.
Some of my dreams came true. I did write about my life and someone else's life and I did not become famous. I think my first book was a little thicker than a half-inch, but close enough. I don't remember writing this, of course, but I know that I always thought writing to be a most noble profession and to see your name on the cover of a book would be the ultimate experience - and that turned out to be true also.

5 comments:

happyone said...

Your not famous YET!
Maybe the book your writing now will become a best seller!! :-)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Diane, that is just so sweet. My therapist told me that if a child latches onto a vocational idea around the age of ten, it's often the right one. (This was when I told him I started my first novel at ten.) He said that really gift athletes or musicians often start showing those talents around the age of ten. So I find it really significant that you were ten when you wrote this!

a lovely disturbance said...

Wow. Very cool...

Foster Communications said...

Talk about a treasure from the past! V. V. Cool!!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Diane, how wonderful to get this glimpse into your childhood mind! You are who you were born to be. How awesome is that! How nice to have your name on a book. I also share your passion for writing!