The Writer in You Blog Hop is hosted by The Fiction Diaries.
There'll be a question relating to "writing" each Saturday.
This week's question is:
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Did you share it with people or keep it to yourself?
I've been an avid reader since I was a toddler, starting with picture books then going on to children's books and then to novels. I never thought about writing until I was around 12 years old and was so heavily in love with the Japanese anime/manga Cardcaptor Sakura that I actually started writing fan fiction whenever I have any free time in class. It is really interesting to play with my favourite characters in my mind and put them in my stories. I published them on FanFiction.Net under then pen name sakuraakamichelle. None of my friends knew I wrote those stories and they were pretty surprised when I told them years later. Many still remain in the dark. I went into a writing slump when I was around 15 years old and I stopped writing altogether to focus on my studies. Getting good grades are very important here after all. However, the thought of being a writer never got stuck in my head until early this year when I started reading YA. That is when I know I want to write something--my own story with my own characters. Lovely. Instead of keeping it a total secret, I shared my being a writer to some of my close friends and my family. To my surprise, they are very supportive! But then, it isn't considered a "real job" so I still have to hunt for a "real" one. Some of my friends often ask me if I have had any interviews lately, which is kind of demoralizing. I definitely prefer writing! Can I consider writing as my permanent job, please?
Hope you've had a great weekend!