I decided to start writing in January 2006. I had thought about writing several times before then, but never thought I'd be good enough to make money at it. I finally decided I'd write whether anyone paid me or not, for fun if for nothing else. I started work on a novel, which is almost done with its third draft. I've also written a few short stories and assembled quite a few ideas for more. I haven't had anything published yet, but I'm hoping that with more work I might get more done.