Hi! My name is Brittany and I'm 18 years old. I'm a senior in highschool. I live in New Jersey and I have my whole life. It's really boring! The reason I found myself on these forums is because of my sudden active approach to writing. I have always enjoyed writing ever since I was really young. I remember I use to type up short stories on microsoft word and my older sister would find them and taunt me. Then I used to write stories on The Sims (if you've ever played that, it's like you create your own world with people and you can take snapshots of them and add words to make a story). As I started reading more, I got engrossed in Harry Potter (as ten year olds do) and I really got into fanfiction. I wrote a ton of short stories when I was thirteen and actually won a few fanfiction contests, haha. Then I got into highschool, but I never really lost the urge to write and frequently found myself bursting with ideas. My problem is not being able to put the ideas I have together and then getting frustrated and walking away, only to find myself back at a computer screen trying to articulate the things that go on in my brain. I've had a livejournal since 2003, if anybody is interested. I've written in it faithfully since I was 13 and have frequently written random ideas that I've had but never had the time to act on (or the patience). I am finally ready to start feeding this hungry writing monster of mine and feel accomplished instead of disappointed! So that is why I'm here. I just thought a little background information would be nice, and I'm really excited to meet people (hopefully) like me..