March 16th, 2016 18:23 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews 16 Year Old Bestselling Author, Mark Messick
When I was 10 years-old I decided that I was going to become a bestselling author.
Whatever it took, I didn`t care. I would do anything. But I would become a bestselling author.
Over the next 6 years I fought tooth-and-nail to fulfill that dream. I worked my butt off every single day. I never gave up on my dream, regardless of how insane it seemed. I was stubborn. I would work for 6, 8, even 10 hours a day. Writing, marketing, researching day after day after day.
And now, finally, all of my hard work has paid off.
I`m 16 years-old. And I`m a bestselling author. I`ve written dozens of books, sold tens of thousands of copies, and make $4,000 a month from my royalties.
Yes, I`m still a teenager. I still stay up late doing homework. I still flirt with girls on the bus. I still hate drivers` ed as much as the next person.
But I make a full-time income doing what I love. I`m living the life of my dreams. How many adults can say that?
I don`t know everything. I don`t pretend to have all of the answers. But I`ve learned some things on my crazy journey over the last 6 years. And I want to share those things with you.
I hope you`ll listen to what I have to say. Because it might just surprise you.