I've been writing since I was ten years old and had the first idea for a sci-fi story involving runaway teens, vampires, ghosts, witches, twins, and every other cliche my young mind could join together. Needless to say, in retrospect it wasn't the literary masterpiece one hopes to produce.
The passion for writing was kindled through it, however, and I spent the majority of my teen years falling further into a world with ever evolving characters with complex relationships all pivoting around one central character. As I aged, so did the characters and so did the maturity level of the world they lived in.
Writing remained a hobby as I became an adult and a functioning member of society. Novel writing remained an idea as I turned my focus to essays, fanfiction, and short stories. The complex fantasy world of my youth became the forefront again over the last few years and release this brain child to the world.