I was very much a reader before I became a writer. I devoured all the good books I could get my hands on.
I think the idea of being a writer started about 3rd Grade, although I had attempted to write 'books' before (but they were really just short stories). Somewhere along the way, I decided I wanted to write books just like the ones I read everyday. Writing fascinated me, and so I began to write a little bit more, but none of my 'books' were ever finished, except for one. It was a whopping 7 pages long, but I won't go into the description.
My 'books' began to get a little longer. Late in fourth grade, I had written about 20 pages in my notebook in another 'book', but again, as the others, it came to nothing.
Finally, about two years ago, I embarked on a journey. Actually, my characters did, but the novel that was born started me on the big road of writing.
I worked on it off and on for the next two years, and finally, about six months ago, I finished it. To my surprise, I was actually rather disappointed that it was finished. The feeling was not unlike the feeling I have when I finish a good book and I don't want it to end.
Of course, that's why sequels were invented. I threw myself to work in my sequel, and I finished it only a couple weeks ago. Now I'm hard at work at the third sequel in a trilogy I formed, and even more novel ideas are swimming through my head even now. My father sent me a quote by text a week ago that read, 'Writers never have a vacation. They are always writing or thinking about writing.' This is very true, I have discovered.
For those of you out there who might be a writer that is reading this blog, you probably understand this next paragraph;
An idea for a novel is full of wonderful possibilities. When I think of an idea, I shiver with excitement. I can't resist the prospect of writing another when I've gone through it once already. Leaving the reader in suspense almost makes me laugh. Meeting an old character again is like seeing an old friend. In short, writing is an inexpressible and irrisistable experience. THAT is why I became a writer.