I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Even as a child, when my aspirations were changed as frequently as my underwear, writing was a constant. I started writing as soon as I learned how to read. As a child, my stories ranged from cute and silly to alarmingly morbid; all were equally terrible. I wrote awful, angsty poetry as a teenager, but my skills didn't start to improve until I discovered fanfiction. My target of that obsession was a small, short lived children's show riddled with character inconsistencies and undeveloped plot threads. Unless someone took the time to save those stories, they have been erased from existence. Somehow, I still gained a bit of a following. As silly as it is, I will always consider fanfiction a great way to improve on my skills and still indulge in badly written Percy Weasley fics once in a while (he's just misunderstood, okay!).
But slowly (very, VERY slowly), my writing improved. My style started to smooth, and my stories became more palatable. Though they didn't start getting good until after I turned eighteen and finally stopped angsting.
I stopped writing for several years to work a gas station job and focus on my newfound love life. My writing stopped completely while developing my relationship with my husband took priority. Eventually, my job started to wear me down. While I still work part time, and I couldn't ask for a better boss or coworkers, I realized I couldn't do this full time forever. On a whim, I took a couple online writing classes and slowly rekindled my childhood passion.
Almost two years ago I was browsing Cracked.com, and read an article about self publishing erotica on Amazon. Something clicked in my mind, and I knew I had to try it. I spent half a year studying various niches and reading more romance than I ever thought I would, all with my husband's never-ending support. My first romance, which was terrible and will never see the light of day, took me a couple weeks. I went back to the drawing board. I discovered a market in Mpreg and I never looked back.
I'm hardly one of the best writers out there. I'm a very slow writer and let myself get sidetracked easily. But my fanbase is eternally patient and I couldn't ask for a better career. I am almost completely self-taught, will barely anything more than a high school education in English. It wasn't exactly what I envisioned for myself as a writer, but I couldn't be more thankful.