My first thought..."Oh shit. Please don't let it be a diary."
But nope. It was what appears to be my very first book bible! Dated 1995 in one of the entries. This would have been a few months before my fifteenth birthday. Yeah. It was a while ago.
And you can tell it's authentic because it has those stupid S's we all made in the 90's where you start out with six parallel lines and connect them, all over the darn thing.
Hubby said he never made those S's in the 90's. Was it a girl thing? I figured everyone did that.
But trust me...this thing is very very 90's.
It's the story of a girl stuck in a love triangle between the jock and her best friend. I was obsessed with The Vampire Diaries around that time, so I'm pretty sure everything I was taking notes on was a love triangle of some sort. (And yes, young ones, Vampire Diaries was a book way back in the 90's. In the long long ago. Back when Elena was blond and had blue eyes, and that was an important story plot point, but we won't go down that angry road.)
But while there was some planning, there were also random notes that were my inner pantser trying to break free.
Erotic Romance Writer with an Aggressive Imagination
*snort* Yeah. Let's put that on a business card.
I do remember this notebook, now that it's in my hand. I spent my own money on it, and held it for a good long while to make sure it was worth the hefty price tag. But I bought it because I knew it was the perfect spot to write my teen drama masterpiece. I'm not really the sentimental memento type, but I think I'm hanging onto this.
Do you have written proof from a long time ago that writing was always a part of you? Or something from your past that sparks a memory that you hang onto? I'd love to hear about it.