I wasn't too interested in math (at least not in the way the schools taught it) but reading, writing, and spelling came naturally to me. And while verbalizing wasn't my strong suit, writing became the medium I used most to express myself. I started writing stories in the second grade, making "books" out of computer paper with "illustrations" done by my older sister. I also utilized my parent's old typewriter and became an expert at using Wite-Out. When we finally got a word processor, I was psyched. I wrote stories about kids (mostly girls) and their lives, families, and friends. I wrote mysteries and ghost stories for awhile. Tried my hand at some "historical fiction", if you will. Anything I found interesting, anything I wished to be, I'd create a world out of it.