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Day 12 – 2018 AWAC

The 2018 August Write Away Challenge

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Sun, Aug. 12 – As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?


That’s easy…

I wanted to be a writer. šŸ™‚

I didn’t always recognize it as “I want to be a writer!” A lot of times the desire expressed itself in other ways, like hoping when I die I’ll leave boxes of letters and poetry to my niece, or wishing I saw my own name down the spine of some book at the library, or thinking maybe I wanted to be an academic with my own library filled with my own writing, or songwriting, or longing somehow (I didn’t understand then) for the beauty of ink on paper, or asking mom over and over and over for a typewriter…

It always added up to a dream I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but one which I understand a little better now: I want to be a writer.

From the shores of Wicket Lake,



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