The Spark Blogfest was created by Christine Tyler to celebrate those who inspire us. She posed three questions to get the creative juices flowing. I chose what book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
This answer is easy peasy. Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer. It was released and nowhere in the town I lived had it on their shelves. So I downloaded it and read it that instant. As I read, I just had this thought. If Auntie Heather (she's not really my aunt. I'm one of her minions =P) can write a book and publish, why can't I? The question got me excited.I wanted to try, to attempt. I had this story I was working on, it didn't have a title yet and it had vampires in it and it just felt right. Like this story was asking me to show it to the world.
So I started looking. I found the writing community on twitter, started a blog and announced my intentions. I started seriously looking into editing my story, failing at thinking up a title and finally getting lucky and having inspiration hit. Agents were bookmarked and followed, I even found Auntie Heather's agent. I started learning and honing my craft. Now that book is a week away from being published. It's going to be let into the world for good and bad. All because while reading a book I had a crazy thought that I couldn't ignore.
Now that you've read my answer, don't forget to see what inspired everyone else!