I guess I should have came here first before I posted a question? Oh well I already got a lot of good answers, better late than never. Anyway as you probably already saw my username is RandomMe1. I love to read a lot, mainly very long series of books like the Dresden Files, Vampire Chronicles (by Anne Rice no twilight or true blood). Things like that. I started writing my own stories for a very simple reason, I read much too quick and can't find enough good stories to fill my time. I blew through all of the current Dresden books in like 2 weeks and am now torturing myself with the wait for Cold Days. Also I find that there aren't a lot of stories out there that just catch my attention and hang on to it for dear life. So what was my solution? Well I will just write a lot of stories of my own to fill the void! Anyway I'm not as experienced as most aspiring author's out there but I have some skill, or so I've been told. But I am not writing for the main reason to just make money, although it would be sweet if I could get published . I just want to make an awesome story and maybe give it to a few people to read, or maybe I just read it myself when I am all done. Either/or. I am currently starting my first year of college, hopefully I can find a creative writing class to help me out a bit. And my BIG goal is to write at least two big series of books, I mean at least twenty books apiece. Big goal maybe, but I'm a dreamer. I love fantasy books. I don't really get hung up on which type of fantasy, whether it is sword and horse, scifi, urban or modern, as long as it has a great story I will love it. I also love post-apocalyptic books. I have read a lot of different ones. I loved I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, didn't care for The Hunger Games, have yet to read The Stand but i want to. I liked The Road, but I am trying to find a long post-apocalyptic series that doesn't try to force a religious message on me. Currently I have the ideas set for both of my series. I have already asked advice with my post-apocalyptic series I have planned out. Anyway that is about all I got to say about me. I look forward to getting a bunch of advice and inspiration from the other users on this site!