when I was three, I started vocalizing the stories I wrote in my head, and because I couldn't yet write, my mum wrote down my story and I drew pictures for it. I think it was called "the fairy princess", and it was about a fairy called Rapunzel (original, I know) who, during "fairy flying lessons" got stuck on the roof.
all through my childhood I read, and during year four, I first experienced books on an extremely personal level, characters replacing friends who weren't very nice to me. at this point, Enid Blyton was my role-model.
I'd always wanted to be an author, and I was always writing stories. but during year seven, when I got very sick and was very friendless, was my first experience with real, proper, determination to write.
I got very sick at the start of year seven and starting high school left me with no friends. I decided to read Harry Potter, and I fell in love. during the day, I would read, and during the night, Ginny, Hermione and I would skip the halls of Hogwarts, and I felt I had found real friends. (don't worry, I have real friends now, I promise. hi, friends!)
Harry Potter was the way I shook off the real world and easily slipped into a world of love, friendship and magic. Harry Potter had rekindled my love of reading and writing, and I decided I wanted to write and started my first manuscript, basically a Harry Potter rip off.
after that, when I was better and had more friends, I started writing a manuscript that was even better, thanks to help from some of my good editing and literary friends (you know who you are ;)).
now I'm writing my sixth proper manuscript (which I'm hoping to show you some of), my fifth fanfiction, my fourth short story and I'm reading more than ever.
I am in love with YA and Dickens classics and I'm always ready to read things for others :)
I am still determined to write and I can't wait to see where this whole dream will take me!
so there you have it, a very brief overview of my journey through reading and writing.