I found this New York Times article about a 14 year-old book author very inspiring… It’s a good example of making your publishing dreams come true and doing something very interesting while you’re in high school (or college, for that matter). If you dream of publishing a book, nowadays it’s easier with services like KidPub, Lulu or Xlibris. There are many others out there, but these few will give you a head-start if you’re thinking of writing and self-publishing.
Take a look at the New York Times article on the young author - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/young-writers-find-a-devoted-publisher-thanks-mom-and-dad.html?_r=3&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1333648193-J7E7wVdpJ2HqFmrAI1QnEQ#
Here’s a poetic thought, inspired by a young girl who amazes me…
Don’t wait for your dreams to come true… Make them happen for you!