I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 12 and saw another girl’s poem in a magazine. Even though I started writing for selfish monetary reasons (what kid isn’t motivated by prizes and the chance of being featured in National Geographic Kids?) I soon fell in love with writing.
From that point on I became a writing maniac. I experimented with different writing styles, joined writing clubs, attended conferences, talked with authors, read how-to books, and entered writing contests. To say I was hooked would have been an understatement.
So that’s the beginning of my story. Who knows where I’ll end up. I mean, I’m kind of hoping for the New York Times Bestseller list…but for right now I’m simply a writer.