I got into writing at a young age, but it wasn't exactly for the sake of writing. I had to write a short story to pass my English Class, which I was failing miserably. I got an A+, but the draft sucked.
It wasn't until about the age of 19 that I really became serious about writing. I wrote the original draft of "Chronicles of the End of the World", and then posted it on FictionPress, and when I got the only 8 reviews I would ever receive for it, I knew I was ready to try it for real. However, life has a funny way of catching you by the tail, and I had to set it aside, and try to find work.
It wouldn't be until Summer of 2008 before I actually began to work on the initial redraft of "Chronicles". The first few drafts really sucked, but I kept at it, until I had completed the work that is on Smashwords.