Why I’m Scared to be a Writer

I fell in love with words when I was a child. At first, I wasn’t the best reader. I couldn’t read out loud and I had to take special reading classes while the rest of the kids my age were in their regularly scheduled English class.

My mother knew why I didn’t read very well — I wasn’t interested in the school’s reading material. After she introduced me to The Diary of Anne Frank and the Harry Potter series, my…