Hello, the name's Jessie. I came here while searching for a forum that would provide me with food for my thoughts. I used to write quite a bit, from poems to short stories, hoping that one day I could write for a living. However, like so many, I abandoned that dream and found myself seeking a secure job to take care of bills and other domestic obligations. So it's been 10 years, and have not written a complete story, just notes, outlines, and ideas. I would share them with friends and family and they would say, "Man! Why don't you write?" Unbeknownst to them, its fear of failing, and fear of displaying my weaknesses, which may be many, that kept me from taking action. Nevertheless, I found this forum and was inspired by the professionalism and creativity. I hope to learn much and at the same time find that motivation that I left behind. Sorry, a little long there on the intro. In any case, definitely great to be here!