If you're a writer then you might understand what I mean when I say that. If you're like me you started writing at a young age, way before you became a teenager. Being published probably wasn't even on your radar, all you knew was that you wanted to be a writer. There's always a new story waiting to get out. Our minds are always working, fantasizing, figuring out a new plot, developing characters, just thinking, thinking, thinking! I especially find it hard shutting down when it's time for bed.
I've been writing since the age of ten, fifty years, and I can't imagine not writing. It's my passion, it's in my blood, and it's the air I breathe to live.