When writing anything, you should always start with an idea and then work on your beginning. So that is exactly what I'm going to do. I don't want to bore you with the random childhood memories of how I started writing crazy imaginative stories in fifth grade and how I took part in the Creative Writing Club before school that year, but that's where it began. Unfortunately I cannot remember much of that time or the stories I wrote. To be honest there's not much I can remember from my childhood in regards to writing other than creating my own newspaper in sixth grade and selling it for a quarter (I've never been one to take No or you can't do that without coming back with a heavy response).
The next time I decided to write anything was after four years of wrestling in various backyard wrestling promotions on Long Island. I was injured numerous times and knew I couldn't go after my dream of being a Pro Wrestler. I was told by my doctor that the bottom of my spine was twisting pretty bad and was not advised to continue any kind of wrestling. It crushed me that I was told I shouldn't wrestle again. There was so much more that I wanted to do; more that I could contribute. But in my mind if I couldn't be a wrestler, I didn't want to be part of it at all.
So I started college in 2001 at Farmingdale University and tried to find a different path I could travel down; hoping to find a new career or dream to throw myself into. As I sat in my english class I decided to write the ending to my wrestling life (the ending I wished would have happened). I figured it woudl be a good and healthy way of dealing with things I could not control in my life. I wrote every day during my breaks between classes and every night when I came home from work. I included everything I could that legitimately occurred before writing what I wished would have happened.
It took another four years before I decided to attempt another book, but you'll have to wait for the next installment for that one.