Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Letter to Teen Me

If you could write a letter to your teenaged self, what would it say? That's the conceit behind Dear Teen Me, the awesome site started by writers E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally, wherein authors write letters to their younger selves.

Guess what? Today is my turn to be featured!

Incidentally, I've written plenty of letters to myself...but always to an older me. When I was 16, I wrote a letter to be opened when I turned 21. And then when I was 21, I wrote a letter to be opened when I turn 30 (not quite there yet). I imagine I'll keep on with this tradition. It's been a bit like looking into a time machine, seeing my hopes, dreams, and aspirations laid out for me, from me.

But this is the first time I wrote a letter to a younger version of me. Read it here. It features pictures and some thoroughly unforgivable 90s fashion choices on my part.


  1. I loved your DTM letter - great job! Teen Sarvenah seemed pretty coll - glad it all turned out for her. ;) I'm a Fineprint client, too - and a 2012 debut MG novelist! We match!!

  2. Awesome... I never thought of doing that. I just might give it a shot.