I'm not a writer. I wish I could say I am but that would be a lie. You see, I suffer from the unfortunate combined effects of laziness and procrastination. That's a deadly combination but I'm working hard to overcome it. Well, except for when I'm daydreaming. That does take up a lot of my time. An amazing thing happened one day last week. During one of my brief "I wanna be a writer!!!" phases that seem to hit me every so often I did something that I haven't done before. I wrote. Yep, I touched fingers to keyboard and banged out 1500 words...of crap. It was awful. Really, it was terrible. I'd take a bullet in the leg before I would let anyone read it. But, and this is the important part, that simple exercise stirred something in me. Some sort of sneaky writing gremlin in my brain that's been sleeping since childhood, biding its time, suddenly woke from its slumber and demanded more! I'm proud to say that I've written something every day since. Is any of it any good? Eh, I think a couple of things I'm working on are pretty clever but most of it is still crap. That's not important right now though. What is important, at least to me, is how I feel when I'm writing. It sounds corny and makes me want to puke a little to write this but I feel more alive when I'm writing, especially when I'm in 'the zone' and the words are flying from brain to screen without effort. It feels like the air is electric, my senses are heightned and I'm traveling through space at light speed. Ok, deep breath, finding my calm, putting the crack pipe down. Ok, so that's my little introduction. My goal is to continue writing every day, become more knowledgeable in the art of writing, and perhaps learn a little bit about myself along the way. I've been reading a lot of fantasy lately but I also enjoy horror, various non-fiction stuff, science fiction, humor, and whatever else looks interesting at the time. As with most of my interests, my taste in books varies widely. What do I like to write? I don't really know yet. I'm dabbling a bit with some humorous (at least to me) pieces and I want to try something in the horror genre. It all depends on my mood I suppose. Anything is fair game. I'll see you all around the forums.