BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
Over the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to take part in the first ever BHS Writer’s Room. At the start of grade nine back in September, I remember being so excited about the new course; the idea of publishing a book sounded amazing to me. It was something that I’d been dreaming of since I was very young, a dream I thought would never actually become reality.
Classes started, and soon enough the huge project was assigned. I remember it seeming surreal and almost insurmountable at the same time, a daunting mountain that I had yet to climb.
The journey of writing what would become my novella took place over the course of seven months. Some days the ideas flowed and others were a struggle. Some days I thought I would never finish by the scheduled deadline, and others I was confident about the exact same thing.
But despite every obstacle thrown my way, I did finish my book on time. Twenty thousand words of my blood, sweat and tears have now been printed on paper, and flipping through them I feel nothing but pride. All those late nights reading and rereading the same passages over and over again until I practically had them memorized, all those long days of hopelessness and perseverance and dedication, they were all worth it. Why? Because in the end, my novella allowed me to discover a part of myself that would have otherwise remained hidden...and for that I am very grateful. So to Ms. Cochrane, and all of the Writer’s Room students who made this year so memorable: thank you.