As I was growing up, I read every kind of fantasy novel I could. I was an absolute Star Wars geek/fanatic. When I got older, I fell embarrassingly hard for historical romance. I studied history in college and loved it. What's funny is I hated it in high school.
I've been writing all my life, but only recently picked it up as a serious endeavor because long ago someone told me no one makes a living writing, and I'd be throwing away my education on some crazy dream. They were wrong. I learned the hard way that you can't let anyone squash your dreams. If you are willing to work for it, go for it. I encourage everyone, young and old, to follow whatever their dreams may be.
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