I've been a writer since I turned 40. I remember seeing a picture of Tim Curry on the back of a book he read, one of the Martha Grimes books I believe. I heard, "What am I going to do with you." That was the line that started my first real novel.
I'm excited today because I've submited my werewolf book to a DelRay contest. :) I've got my fingers crossed.
If you'd like to read a bit of one of my novels here is a link.