My husband and I rededicated our lives to Christ, so I threw that story away and didn't begin 'really' writing until after my twin sons were born, and were around ten months old.
It was challenging writing with six children, but it was like I 'had' to write. Nearly sixteen years later and I am still writing, have never stopped and don't plan on it anytime soon.
I love sharing the stories in my head with others. It is fun to watch someone actually reading one of my stories, to see their facial expressions change while they are reading, or if they laugh out loud. It is a wonderful feeling to know I can transport someone into my stories and elicit feelings from them as they read.