The path to publication, as explained by childhood boxes

This week, my Dad sent a catalogued photo series of the dozen or so boxes of mine that are in his garage. I suppose he's entertaining some hare-brained idea that I might want to do something about them, considering I'm 35 (he's wrong). I thought I'd share them as they're a good reminder that the path to publication, and being a successful novelist (ie. a happy one) is not a straight line. Here you'll see evidence of my former lives and creative pursuits: short films I made, zines I produced, artworks I created, magazines I edited, articles, poetry, and more. For many novelists, the compulsion to write and create comes first, the form comes second. Is your path to publication might just as unconventional as mine? Let me know in the comments, an until then, enjoy this sneak peek into my messy and magical past...