I have been an aspiring writing since I was 13. I never took it serious until about age 18. In fact most of my writing from age 13-17 was very little to none. But in high school I joined our Writing Club and managed to write 2 short stories: "Fear has a Price" and "Just Open your Eyes." My first one managed to win me $500 and a PS2 (was a school related contest). Right now I'm working on 3 novels and working on getting my How To series up and running as well.