Hello! I'm new (duh ). I live in Chicago, Illinois. Obviously, I enjoy writing, and have been writing short stories since elementary school. I'm not published, however I've written several short fairytale style stories since the age of eight and a series of short mystery books co-authored with a good friend of mine in middle school (as a part of school-work that we went way above and beyond on). Besides writing I love the feeling and sense of accomplishment from long distance running and competing in races. I'm currently working on my first novel that I seriously intend to both complete and try to have published. It is a contemporary high fantasy novel that I've fully outlined and designed a world for. The novel is in an early, rough-draft stage and currently just over 14,000 words.