For a long time it was mostly when I felt depressed. I found it hard to talk about it, writing about it was one way I could get the feelings out and that helped me cope with it. When my heart has been broken, probably a common answer! In recovery, as a way of marking my progress. And then I began writing fan fic about my favourite band, basically fantasies about myself and the singer! I always ended those stories with a smile and a happy heart. It feels like a way of almost living out the fantasies. I guess my writing is quite real to me in a way, as a life long avid reader, perhaps not so surprising!