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What moment has validated you and made you feel like a writer? If it hasn't happened yet, what do you think it will be?
I've been writing since I was 10, but I always told stories growing up. It was a way for me to cope with my messy childhood. The moment I felt like a true writer was when I was in high school and my 9th grade English teacher (Mr. Stahler) convinced me to submit some of my short stories and poems to the schools literary magazine. I was hesitant because I didn't want my classmates to pick on me after reading my stuff, so I used my pen name 'Spencer Collins'. It was really exciting to hear the buzz around the classroom. "Who's Spencer Collins?" I heard them ask. Mr. Stahler kept my secret and I was really happy to hear some nice comments swirling around the school. At that moment I felt accomplished. I had sent off several novels to Scholastic and HarperCollins only to be rejected, so to finally be accepted was nice.
J. A. Titus
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend and Wife. Full-time worker, part-time worker, and writer. Lover of anything Eeyore, reality cooking, and horror. Eclectic music taste, reading taste, and movie taste. No need to further question my mentality, it's been wrapped up in this little summary. :)