Today I found myself thinking back to how I began writing. I have always loved stories thanks to my wonderful parents who always encouraged dreams and imagination. But when I think back to how I began writing, I know exactly when it happened. My sister had been writing beautiful short stories and after reading them, I found myself longing to try writing myself. After writing several short stories I decided I wanted to try my hand at writing a novel. I wrote my first novel at 16 and ignored it for a long time before picking it up again and beginning to edit it. It is now still being edited and I am planning on self publishing it soon. I just found it interested to think back and remember why I started writing.
How about you? Do you remember when it was you discovered your passion for writing?