When I was a kid, I didn’t go to a normal summer camp. Instead of running around outdoors and taking swimming lessons like all of the other children, I would sit inside with a pen and notebook all day. Every single year from the age of 13 on, I attended summer writing workshops. It started out when I showed my mom a story I had been writing. She was beyond impressed with it, and my mother was a hard woman to impress. She showed to one of her friends who ran a summer writing workshop, and I was enrolled within the day.