Hi, my name is AJ and ever since 3rd grade (ca. 1993) I have wanted to be a writer/author. I've tinkered around with ideas throughout middle and high school, even during my two years in the navy, my one year of college (ca. 2006-07), and every day since since I moved back to Wisconsin. However, back before the end of 2011 I finally finished my first novel - the first book in a planned series I have been toying with (essentially) since high school. Yet the one thing I have been more prolific than coming up with story ideas is writing poetry. I got into it during my last year of high school and then stopped during my time in the navy until my year of college in which my interest was rekindled and began posting new poems on my Myspace page (I now post them on Facebook). At this time I have written more than the necessary amount of poems to publish a full book, which I intend to do. Well, lately I have taken an interest in joining forums (of various subject matters) in which I may chat with people about my favored interests and hobbies so here I am at the Writing Forums. I am definitely eager to share my poetry here, and discuss ideas for fiction, or even share my recent works. It'd be nice to interact with people who support and will encourage my aspiration of being a writer. So *gasps for air* once again, hello!