I've been writing music since I was a little boy when I learned my first set of chords on the piano. Since then, music has been my passion in life. I told my wife when we first met that I work to support my music.
I've never had any aspirations to "make it" in the music industry, but I've performed locally in bands and solo for decades now and have enjoyed great success - at least locally.
As far as genres are concerned, I have to admit that I'm a bit schizo. I love so many different types of music that I write whatever happens to inspire me. I'm really not sure what genre a particular song will end up in after I finish writing it. For instance, I started writing a reggae tune that kind of morphed into a ska/country song! 🙂 No matter what though, writing music for me is about the joy in the process. I just let the universe point me in a direction.