I’ve wanted to be a writer for most of my life. In elementary school, I had a lot of trouble getting my schoolwork done during class because I’d spend so much time dreaming up stories in my head. I’d often fail to complete homework because I’d sneak in play with action figures when I was supposed to be concentrating on math or social studies. The only work I never had trouble finishing were the rare assignments to write stories. By fourth grade, I knew I wanted to write stories for a living.
However, one does not, in general, begin a lucrative writing career in the fourth grade.