How long have you been writing, have you ever given up on it, and how did you get back into it?
I've been writing since I saw the first Conan movie, with Arnold. 82ish maybe? I remember penning a script and giving it to my father straight away... I'd changed the WORLD! It was ground-breaking... I was only about twelve years old and had written a book (about 4 pages). My dad read it, humoring me... ...and said, "It sure sounds a lot like the Conan movie we just watched." I was crushed. I wrote through college and until I was about thirty. I'd sold some short stories but just lost the heart for it for about fifteen years. My wife... (though we wouldn't be married for five years...) found the old manuscripts and suggested I give it another go. The first publisher accepted the manuscript. Great question!