I started writing around 9, short stories and translations from one language to another (Chinese to English and vice versa). But my short novel was started at 12 and finished at 14. Never published, it had only been read by a handful of people. One of my friend, much older than me, told me that my short novel was so rough that it is like sandpaper.
I stopped writing when I grew older as I found even classwork took up too much of my time. I regretted it now. I like to write and will always like to think up new stories. I may never be a published writer, but then I will always enjoy writing.