I have had work published by an on-line magazine for the past two years but I still didn't consider myself a writer. I became a topic editor with that company, editing other people's work, but I still didn't consider myself a writer. Then I undertook a 5 week creative writing course at my local arts centre and that opened up a new way of thinking for me. Because of that experience, I started a novel, which I am still working away at and I'm getting excited about where the story will go. It's developing as I write and it's almost as if it's writing itself. The hard thing will be to get a publisher to take it seriously, but, in the meantime, I'm now thinking I'm going to be a writer. That's my dream.