My name is Amanda. I am obviously a new member here. I am 23. I work as a retail accountant. I will be graduating in May with my B.A.S. in business admin. Which is why I've started writing again. Work, school, life got in the way. I used to write non-stop when I was in high school. Actually I was a member of this very forum then. I was less mature and I didn't understand nor could I handle the critics. That being said, I'm back! And I'm here to learn. So be as critical as you can. Tear my work apart and hand it to me in shreds. I want to be a great writer. I want to get published. I want to create something I can be proud of! I haven't really chosen a genre to write in yet. I read a lot of paranormal romance. I'm interested in writing it too. As well as mystery, fantasy, regular romance, and teen. I plan to write a short story every week and post it for scrutiny. Each week I want to challenge myself. I even got a prompt app on my iphone so I can continuously have stories to write. When I feel I'm ready, I plan to start writing a story to be published. I understand I shouldn't post more than an excerpt if i want it to be published. I'm excited! I cannot wait to get started! Hopefully I can make some new friends here and really make use of this wonderful forum!