Let’s jump right into the question this week, huh? Drop into the comments and answer this one:
Name something you wish you had never thrown away.
When I was in high school, my best friend and I used to write these crazy, goofy stories for each other. For her birthday, I was working on this epic novel for her. I think I had something like two hundred pages handwritten. This was what I did in my free time, for fun. (And I didn’t realize God had destined me to be a writer? Duh…) At any rate, we got into a huge fight–as high school girls do–one of those fights where you walk away and never speak again. (Side note? As a teacher, I’d rather have two boys fight than two girls. Boys throw a few punches and are buddies again by detention. Girls can make a wreck of the rest of the school year for everyone around them. We’re mean like that… 🙂 )
At any rate, after a few months of not speaking, I decided to cut the final tie between us… I pulled out my dad’s grill and played pyro. It took a while, but all two-hundred-plus pages finally burned to ash. To this day, I wish I hadn’t done that. There was a lot of work in that smoke, and it was a lot of fun to write. It would be cool to still have it, even if it was just to compare my writing over a span of twenty years. Ah well… What’s up in smoke is up in smoke, right?
Now, how about you?