Did you always want to write?
February 22, 2012
Honestly? No. I wanted to be an astronaut, from about fifth grade until freshman year of high school. When I struggled with Algebra freshman year, I realized my classes would get tougher if I continued along that path.
While I still wanted to be an astronaut, I started my first novel in eighth grade. I never finished it, but I know the incomplete draft is around here somewhere. I started the first novel (I would complete) during the summer between freshman and sophomore years of high school, Gagen’s Place, and nine years later I finally completed the “final” draft. There are 25 copies that exist, which I distributed to family and friends.
I’ve been writing since - novels, screenplays, short stories...even a musical. Who knows what would have happened if I’d had an easier time with Honors Algebra?