I remember the moment I decided to get serious. It was just before my birthday. The one that sounds officially 'old' and notifies junk mail marketers I might be a candidate for a mobility scooters. Scary stuff, but this new decade of my life has mobilized me. I am spurred on by the ticking clock but inspired at the same time. So I picked up the pen and forged ahead with all the naive bluster of a young soldier into battle.
For a long time I didn't want to let anyone know what I did
Writing is relaxing for me, which seems like a funny thing to say, but when I'm all done with my day job where I'm in my left brain for hours, I go play with my characters and plots and I feel rested after writing for two hours.
With stacks of books scattered around me, sticky pads, spiral and binder notebooks, and a host of pens and highlighters, I am poised over my laptop with five open Word Doc files and six search engine tabs. Doing what I love.
If you like to write, don't wait. Don't think about it too much or you'll never start. Just do it.
After all, there's some interesting character just waiting for you to give them their voice.