I was talking to a coworker yesterday, conversing about the writing I've accomplished so far and what I'm planning on working on next, and she asked me what I would be doing if I wasn't writing. I had no answer. I can't imagine I'd do anything!
I started writing when I was in high school, then things went on hiatus while I went to college. I still dabbled a bit with my personal writing, but didn't do anything major. It honestly wasn't until about 5.5 years ago, when I started working as a tech editor, that I got seriously back into writing (most of that was accomplished with help from my friend Tamara).
I have to say, having kids has really helped keep me on schedule. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it's true. I have very limited time during the day, so when I get a free moment, I have to use it wisely.
I still don't know what I would be doing if I wasn't writing. Probably editing. There was a point where I didn't think I was good enough to write (still don't, really), so I wanted to help other writers (and I do). It's so hard to say what could've been.
What about you? What would you be doing if you weren't writing?