Where I get the moxie to write and publish books

plant in front of a plaque that reads: write without fear. edit without mercy

As a writer I get asked all sorts of interesting questions and offered terrible advice (for the last time, getting kidnapped is not a good way to get a book deal). I was intrigued, however, by a question I was asked recently by a first time author at her launch party: Where did I get the moxie to write and publish over two dozen books?