Did you always want to be a writer or do you do it because you're good at it?Thx, Kendra
That is an interested question and for me sort of a chicken and the egg kind of thing. Which came first? Growing up I never had the urge to write. Not really. In school I avoided English class and creative writing assignments like the plague. I was a very practical kid with goals of going to college and into business. This attitude continued until I was well into adulthood.
I discovered writing and the joy it brought me almost by accident. I was reading gay romance and decided to try writing one. I will admit that my first attempts weren't exceedingly good. But they must have showed promise and I wrote around subjects I knew and loved. The thing was that once I started it opened a part of myself that I never knew or had dreamed existed up till that point. But once it was unlocked, the stories haven't stopped since.
I wrote my first two stories in four months and I was hooked. But I had no idea how good they were ort if they were worth publishing at all. That took much more time and work. So you see my answer is sort of w which came first and the answer is neither fo them. At the beginning I wasn't good at it and I hadn't wanted to be a writer. It wasn't until I had this crazy idea to try writing that I discovered over time that I did love it and that I was good at telling stories.
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