I never dreamed of becoming a writer. Growing up, my dreams centered on being one of the people I watched on television, in the movies, or onstage when I was old enough to take myself to Broadway shows. I started acting in high school. I took classes at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village and auditioned and was accepted to The Negro Ensemble Company training program when I was just a high school kid. No, writing was never meant to be a way of life for me, but how often do we wind up doing what we set out to do career wise?