I joined the Origin Blogfest being hosted by Katie, Alex J., Matt, and DL.
I'm really excited to go visit all of the other blogs and find out what made people decide they wanted to write.
As for me. My story is pretty simple. I loved reading as a child. Books were my best friends when I was having problems with my real life friends. Getting immersed in other worlds, took me out of mine, even if it was for only brief periods of time.
Then when I was around twelve I read a book series that changed my life. "The Keeping Days" by Norma Johnston was about Tish Sterling who was growing up at the turn of the century (1900) in Yonkers, NY. She was sensitive, fourteen, and wanted to be a writer. It's a six book series and Tish's story has stuck with me, even now, all these laters.
That's what I decided I wanted to be a writer. I dabbled it as a teenager and wrote a whole story the summer I was fourteen about a group of friends who discover their parents have been lying to them.
Unfortunately I let a few harsh words keep me from really pursuing it until later on in life, but now I crave those harsh words. Okay, maybe not harsh, but definitely critical.
It's amazing what one book can do and hopefully I can write a book that might inspire somebody else. Or at least entertain.
How about you? When did you know you wanted to be a writer?