Friday, August 10, 2012

40 WEEKS OF ME- Week 2, Writing

My birthday resolution involved a few goals. I vowed to work on squashing my reserve by being more open, which lead to me deciding to share something new about myself every week, for 40 weeks.

Little known fact about me is that I've always wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first book in fifth grade (1983), THE HOUSE. It was a tale go a demon possessed House. I don't really recall the plot. My little sister does, vividly (29 years later). She can recite the entire plot, plus character names.
Apparently it made a lasting impression on her (terrified her).

I took the story to school and my classmates passed it around, taking turns reading it. Someone took it home and I never saw it again.

Three years later, the movie, HOUSE came out.

Oh, I was horrified. My fourteen-year-old self thought that one of my old classmates had stolen my story.

I didn't realize then that this would happen numerous times over the years. That I would read a book or watch a movie, and then moan about the fact that someone had thought of the same idea I had.

Only they'd written it better.


  1. That's so hilarious, sis! And when was this Birthday? I didn't have a chance to greet you.

  2. B- day was July 26, I think you were busy with the Vegas trip so no worries. I had a great day.


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