Last evening, I cleaned up our library area. Now, we live in an apartment, and we have two massive bookshelves in a loft area. That's our library. My kids love books, but they're not very good at putting them back on the shelf. So I had quite the pile to clean up.
In that same area, I had a couple of plastic bins with my stock of Asylum print copies. When we moved, I collected all my book-related stuff in one corner...and I haven't really touched it since. As I cleaned, I moved my stuff into my bedroom.
I pulled off the top of one of the bins and promptly found a manila folder full of notes, writings, and poems. Yes, poems. I've actually written a few. I loved going back through all those papers! These were notes I made prior to writing my first book. The concept for the Crown's Call series. Even some character sketches.
I try to keep most of my information on a thumb drive to avoid crazy amounts of paper, but I'm really glad I kept this folder. It's a great scrapbook, allowing me to look back on my progress from hopeful daydreamer to aspiring writer to published author.
That's not the end of the dream, of course. There's still much more to accomplish! But someday, when the proverbial "they" erect a museum in my name, there's a nice collection of documents for the exhibits.
Hey, a girl can dream, right?
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