Growing up, I never fully realized what I wanted to do. I couldn’t decide on whether I wanted to be a ballerina or a lawyer. It was when my third grade teacher decided to have the class do a writing project that let us talk about anything that was on our minds was the turning point for me.

At the time, I couldn’t think of anything, until I decided to use my imagination and describe a time that involved my friends and I being locked inside Disneyworld and couldn’t decide on what we wanted to do first (I still have that story to this day). That was when I discovered my love for writing.

Reading and writing were the two elements of my life growing up. I was known as the bookworm in my family because I would rather read instead of going outside and playing with my friends. It didn’t bother me because I was able to let my imagination go to places that I never thought possible. It also let me think of ideas that I would want to create as a writer.

As years passed, I decided to create stories based on books I previously read. At the time, Sweet Valley High was my ultimate favorite, so I decided to write serials, where I developed various characters and created a series of stories that involved just those characters. I loved to write and let others read them just to get their reactions (and to possibly see if they thought they were one of those characters). Those moments made me realize that writing is what I wanted to do as a career; mainly because I want to entertain readers, just like various writers have done for me throughout the years.

Now that my love for writing has become a career, the journey has been sort of a challenge, mainly due to finding my way into the literary world. No matter where my career takes me, I know that my love for writing will never change and will always be a part of me for years to come.

Advertisements