Her mother didn't think it was a worthwhile hobby and forbade her from making childish stories in her journal.
This only led her to write even more, but in secret.
She got in trouble when her teacher caught her writing a story instead of taking down lecture notes. But instead of telling her parents, her teacher told her that she should pursue being a writer when she grows up. This was the first time she had heard of such a profession.
When V.C. Buckley finally did grow up and pick up her old pen and dusty notebook, she began to write again and never looked back...