Dear Diary,


In a box somewhere I have probably a dozen journals from my teenage years. They all start with some variation of “Here I am starting another diary. I really mean to keep at it this time…” followed by five or six, sometimes even ten, pages of painfully self-conscious descriptions of high school life, followed by a lot of crisp clean blank pages. I hope this time will be different. I mean, for one thing I did finally make it out of high school (we’re not going to talk about how long ago), and for another, I’m standing in the doorway between struggling wannabe writer and really truly published author. I like it here. The path to this doorway has been long and mostly uphill, but it has also brought me to some fantastic places and into the company of exceptional people.  I’m excited to step through and continue on. I hope you’ll drop in from time to time and say hello.

posted under Writing Life
4 Comments to

“Dear Diary,”

  1. Avatar November 6th, 2010 at 10:10 am Shannon Chamberlain Says:

    I’ve been reading your writing for years, and I’ve always said that I’d read the dictionary if you wrote it. :) I’m super excited to read your newest book, and so thrilled that other people are going to get to discover your awesomeness as well.

  2. Avatar November 6th, 2010 at 11:17 am Tracy Says:

    I look forward to dropping by often. Guess what? You are my favorite author!! (it clearly doesn’t matter how many books I have read!) I really love the look of this site… so happy for you Christine!

  3. Avatar November 6th, 2010 at 10:27 pm Kim F Says:

    I’m so excited that you’re walking through this door! I’ve always loved reading your writing, you have such a wonderful way with words. I hope many, many people discover what a great storyteller you are! :)

  4. Avatar November 7th, 2010 at 6:53 am Kerri Says:

    You’d BETTER keep up this diary. I’m counting on it…

    And I’m in total agreement with the previous three commenters. :)

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