The always-inspiring Belle DiMonté wrote a blog post a week or two ago that got me thinking (again – she tends to have this affect on me). She wrote about what it’s like to be a writer. She also wrote about the fact that having a perfect life has nothing to do with being successful. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. Because of the hardships, the pain, and the struggles, she’s been able to face her problems, push through them, and gain knowledge and experience that is invaluable to a writer.About half way through she says that she firmly believes that writers are born, not made. “One does NOT makea writer! Writers, especially successful ones, are not made; the talent and desire is not created; it is simply THERE from the beginning and refuses to let us rest until we give in and begin to write the stories that populate our veins.”