Second Wind Publishing and J. Conrad Guest held a contest involving writing a letter to your 8 year old self and I was just informed I won 2nd prize and an autographed copy of One Hot January!
Read my entry below:
March 24, 2011 at 11:04 pm
My oh so curious and innocent self…
The world, as the cliche would say, is your oyster but since you will become a writer you’ll want to avoid all of this.
Yes, you read that right – you want to keep up the writing as it’s something you’ll always love. And speaking of love… you’ll have years of heartache and confusion but you’ll always know that the man you need and who needs you will find you… actually you’ll find him but I won’t spoil the magic.
And always remember that your family will remain constant – they may come and go but those you’re related to will always be the same. Be yourself, always, even when you think it’s best to be someone else be true.
And have fun… as the adults will tell you – don’t grow up too fast. I did and I know you won’t want to.
Until we meet again…
Your much less innocent but still learning and wandering self.
And this is what J. Conrad Guest said about my letter:
Sarah Butland, your words of wisdom ring true: life is filled with ups and downs; don’t let the negative keep you down and ride the highs with modesty.
Thanks for reading,