On publication

In 1997, I submitted a short story to the Davis Enterprise and it was published as part of Bob Dunning's "Replace the Above-Mentioned Columnist" contest. I was 13 and the 700-word story was an imagining of a young girl who gets reincarnated as a dog. It could happen, right? Seeing the story in the paper was the first time I understood that writing might be a public act. This summer I submitted a piece that was originally written on this blog. For the Enterprise column, see here. Thanks, Bob, for getting this whole writing thing going.