Every author (and some writers) has had their first thought of publishing sometime in their lives. Though I am not yet an author, my first thought of publishing came at the age of 9. Here is a page from my diary on it:
"I'm the author of a book called Two Best Friends! When I grow up I want to get it published! Maybe I will at age 11. I put it in my collection of short stories."
Obviously I did not get it published at 11. But it was still a thought of publishing and it is that type of thoughts that create aspiring authors.