Do you remember the first time you dreamed of writing, what set that fire inside of you? For me I guess writing was a natural progression because I was always a reader, always looking for a good book. I devoured them the way some children devoured Candy.
It was my freshman year in high school though that I was first encouraged to write creatively. I had a wonderful teacher who I remember to this day, one who was always giving me extra credit work, not necessarily because I needed to bring up my grade, but because she saw a creative mind at work, and she even encouraged me to send my work off. For a fourteen-fifteen year old freshmen that was a huge compliment, and I was determined to make her proud.
I began writing three and a half years before I was saved, but after I was saved my writing not only grew, it changed. I was no longer writing simply to tell a story, I was writing to share with others the joy in my life, the joy I found in the Lord.