Today's blog post is from a prompt from the DIY MFA Book Club - which I highly recommend you join.
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Whenever I am asked about what made me want to become a writer, I actually struggle to answer. I remember watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a young girl, and I loved April, who was a journalist/reporter at the time. I was young and naïve.
But I was fascinated by her. Although she didn't write, she led me to the world of news reporting. I didn't want to be in front of the camera, I wanted to be the one getting the news.
I then discovered writing magazines early on and started writing short stories and novels. I explored the possibility of being a newspaper reporter, but nothing came of that.
And here I am now, writing away. Nowadays, my inspiration is Richard Castle! I like his quirky ways. But as long as I don't procrastinate as often as he does, I will be okay.
And I would love to revisit my lovely April. I wonder what job she has now?
How about you? When did you realise that you were a writer?