As a young reader, I'd always wished I could produce the amazing works of art I was devouring. I tried and tried, but never found something I was passionate enough about to really lose myself in completely. Until one day, just a little over a year ago, my story was handed to me on a silver platter. I never expected to have a book a year later, and I never expected to want to see it published so badly. My biggest pride in my work, though, is that it's mine. Whether it's publication material or not, I know that I can produce something like this, and that is what will keep me writing until I can no longer share my words with the rest of the world.
Anything Sarah Dessen has ever written. Her books guided me through many tough years and she, herself, is a major role model of mine. Is it bad to say I don't have just a couple favorites? At different stages in life, I've had my favorites, but I have yet to find one that has survived the many years
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver