I still consider myself an aspiring author. I had a whim one day after reading the Hunger Games and decided I wanted to write a book. So I jumped on my computer, did some research on writing, then went for it. It was that crazy and that fast. I did not take writing classes beyond the college English requirements. I guess what I am saying is, if you want to write... then do it. It isn't easy, sometimes you will get frustrated and not everyone will like what you write, but you need to just believe in yourself and go for it. You just might come up with something amazing.