Hi I'm Jessica and I'm from a country town in Australia. I'm a student in my second year of university and I don't want to be one of those crazy arts students with a bunch of dreams that never eventuate so I'm joining this forum as a contract to myself. I'm studying teaching/arts so my plan is teach to put food on the table but write at every available moment because I'm realistic about my chances of writing becoming my sole income. I've been attempting to write since I was 16 (I'm now 19) and I'm finally getting serious about it. It's the only job I've ever really wanted to do. My main genres are fantasy and horror (teen fiction and adult). I have a lot of strong plot ideas, my weakness is wasting time actually writing them or getting distracted with other projects but I'm finally get somewhere with one of my novel manuscripts and at the rate I'm going I'm hoping it will be ready to send of to publishers by the end of the year. I'm also simultaneously working on a portfolio of short stories. Nice to meet you all!