I think you only decide to be a writer if you are inspired, I've always wanted to write but never had the right tools. Years ago I tried with a writing pad and then an electric typewriter but both are time consuming and demoralizing. I think the advent of the home computer spurred me on. Once I decided to have a go and then it started to work for me I just could not give it up and I try to write for at least an hour each day. one tip though if are just starting out then learn at least the basics of using a laptop or home computer. If I had done that then maybe my books would have been published five years ago.