I'm a construction worker, finish painter who likes writing at times when I'm not blocked. I started by writing a letter to the editor when I was in my teens, then began a sci-fi novel almost immediately. About 15 years later, the story kept growing and growing beyond one book, so I settled and made what I had into the first of a series. I've tried publishing that book once. It failed, but I did not push it further because my gut tells me it needs a lot of editing before it is ready.
So, in the mean time, I am actively seeking to become a better, more disciplined writer with all of you, with the final goal of becoming a full-time writer.