Hey all. I just wanted to make a simple introduction before diving into the forum. Writing's been more than just a hobby for me. It started as a way to improve my English ( I'm not a native speaker.) and in time it turned into a real hobby, and sort of an obsession. Last year, I decided to take the next step and started sending some of my short stories out there into the world. Since then, I've received plenty of rejection letters and surprisingly two acceptance letters. I'm still somewhat shocked that I went from "The pen is on the table." to maybe, just maybe being a writer. I'm quite aware of my drawbacks, and believe me, there are lots of them. And I think being more active in a writing community where I can terrorize people with my questions ( ) will be a good step in correcting my mistakes. Also, perhaps what little I know could be helpful to someone else. Hmm, that didn't turn out to be the simple introduction I thought it would be. Anyway, nice meeting you all. And sorry for the long-winded introduction.