January 12, 2018 by Valerie Ullmer
My Earliest Memory – #MFRWauthor
Welcome to Week 2 of the Marketing for Romance Writer’s 52-week blog challenge. This week, I will tell you about my earliest memory.
As far back as I could remember, my parents brought home extra paper, pens, and pencils home from their work because they knew how much I enjoyed drawing and writing. I love the smell of paper, especially when you wrote on it with ink. I used pencils, usually only when I had my hands on an eraser, but my preferred method was using pens. I still do.
Along with paper and pens, I used to get accordion files and file the papers in. Although I had other toys to play with, I really enjoyed filing what paperwork I had and writing and drawing on whatever scratch paper I had available. I used my closet as a sort-of filing room where I kept stacks of papers. I also had a plastic pencil case that I filled with colored pencils. The pens were in a cup so they were easily accessed.
And when I learned my name, which is quite long, by the way, I would write it over and over again after I learned to spell it. I couldn’t pronounce it for the life of me, but after several weeks, I could write it. I used to write in cursive using lined paper that was common when I was a kid.
It’s still the same to this day. I have files, paper and notebooks everywhere, and more pens than I know what to do with. I love to write as much as I can. I outline entire stories by hand before I use Scrivener. Notebooks and paper are essential to me now as it was as a child.
And that is one of my first memories that stand out.
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