I am a three time novelist (non-published) blogger, freelance writer, and start-up publisher. My personal goals have changed drastically over the years. At the end of the day, I want to be the kind of writer that when a young person reads my book and learn my story, they can be inspired to write their own books.
I was an extremely late reader. I did not start reading until I was 12, and though I could read to some extent, I was still in readers like "Lucy is sad, Tom is glad..." gag. I hated reading. Then after falling in love with a few books, Harry Potter included, I decided to write two of my own books before I graduated high school.
Since then I started my own publishing company, have interviewed about a dozen New York Times Best-sellers, and have coached a number of students on their own writing journey. I don't pretend to be a great writer. I still struggle with the details, but I do believe I am one great story teller.