Greetings all. I'm a career journalist, but I've dabbled in fiction and poetry writing. It's probably a side effect of my job, but I had my most fiction success in short-story form. I've started a few novels, but usually tire of the story before the fourth chapter. I'll admit, I turned out some short stories that I was pretty proud of. But I really get pleasure out of writing people's stories in article form, be it someone else's stories or my stories. I recently started a magazine-style Web site so that I could write about any topics I choose. There's no editor to answer to if I'm the boss, right? As of right now, my journalism career may be winding down. I'm quite young, but there are other life goals (my marriage next month, maybe kids) that are starting to outrank my career and the need to be on deadline at midnight each night. I see myself, in the next year or so, trading in the press pass for a job with more "normal" hours, which will allow me more time with family. Either way, I feel very lucky and privileged to have been able to make a living writing for the last decade. As the possibility of walking out of the newsroom for good looms, I began looking for other projects -- projects of my own choosing (like the Web site). Anyway, we'll see how it goes. P.S. -- Cogito, I've already read the copy-and-paste post from several of the other new member entries. Eh, figured I'd save you the time.