I grew up in Central Virginia with the 'grass-roots,' rural values that permeate much of the South and the 'Bible Belt.' I majored in English and then pursued a M.Ed. in English Education (but took as many lit. and creative writing courses as the degree program would let me get away with). :)
I once heard a fellow Creative Writing classmate describe herself as 'a constipated writer.' I prefer to think of myself as a 'dormant' writer...but anything is better than throwing around the terms 'lazy,' 'exhausted' or 'currently not working as a' writer.