I've wanted to write since I was in the second grade and never gave up that dream. My parents were very supportive, and their only requested that I go to college and get a decent job while pursuing my dream. That really wasn't too much to ask. I didn't start actively writing until I was a senior in high school. Those few stories were awful. Truly awful. But they were supposed to be. I was still learning, growing, accumulating. I still am, in many ways, but college helped me put my stories together, and to learn how to tell a story. Also, reading everything I could get my hands on didn't hurt. I'm still growing and learning and hope to continue to become better and better at writing.