I wrote plays, sketches and short stories throughout high school, and even published my own zine, but I never thought of myself as a writer. I was an Actress and a Singer. Outside of school and rehearsals, I spent most of my free time writing, but somehow it never occurred to me that this was unusual, or even significant. Didn't everyone? Wasn't writing kind of like eating or sleeping or bathing?
Finally in college, I wised up, quit theater, and set aside my foolish dreams of becoming a movie star or professional musician. Writing was the only foolish dream for me.