Hello everyone. From the posts I've looked at on here so far, most people start with their age, so I'll start there. x) I am sixteen, and I've been writing for a while now. Not really seriously until these past few years, but I started in fourth grade. I don't remember the assignment, but I wrote this "amazing" story about me and my closest friends getting a time machine and time-traveling. I thought it was awesome, but reading it now, let's just say it's not my best work. =P I've done NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for three years now, and each year it just gets more exciting. I did 100k this year! It was a great feeling. For the rest of the year, I write short stories, just random things that pop into my head. I don't usually show my writing, unless it's a close friend and they specifically ask, because I'm afraid it'll suck so much that they'll decide to gouge their eyes out. So, I'm hoping going here and getting/giving critique will help me come out of my shell a bit. So, yay! /awkward ending.