I've always written. As long as I can remember. When I was seven, I wrote a play for my class to do at school. It was written on two sides of paper, it was laid out as "he says, she says" and pretty much all on one line. It was about Robin Hood, and the only reason that it was "he says, she says" was that I couldn't remember the word "said". Sadly.
Since then, I've been through ups and downs, and the current spell is definitely a down on a number of fronts. But that's a good thing.
Honestly, it really is. Because when I'm happy I have nothing to write about, nothing to rant about. And when I've got something that's niggling at me, it makes it easier to find something to write about. Although it does make it harder to find the time to write.
Interesting, as I say. Inspiring, hopefully.