My dream has pretty much always been to write. It started the first time I heard a song that told a story. I decided that would be about the coolest job there was. Then I discovered TV dramas and thought that would be even better. Finally, somewhere around high school, I read about a girl my age who published a book and I was determined to accomplish that myself. Life got in the way, as it does, but I realized the only way to follow my dreams was to do it. So if you see me with bags under my eyes, that's just me following my dream.
Most writers find one genre to write, but if the above paragraph is any indication, I change my mind a lot. I've written half a dozen books and they are all very different from one another. One might be a romance and another a creepy thriller. I love the variety of it all.
My favorite author is Sidney Sheldon and I strive to create a plot twist in his likeness. At the end of the day, though, the characters are in control and I'm okay with that.