Good morning everyone, Kind of an unnatural hour to be making introductions, but my schedule is completely backwards due to my graveyard work shift. Currently at work right now where very little is going on, so I have a good bit of down time (I work casino security and tuesday mornings are pretty slow for gambling). My name is Jordan. I signed up here a few days ago but didn't really have a chance to introduce myself until now. 24 year old college grad still trying to make something of myself in the world at large. I'm an avid reader and it is my belief that this love of reading has translated into a profound passion for writing as well. Ever since I was little, I enjoyed writing "hero stories" that starred all of my friends at the time. I'm happy to say that my writing has matured considerably since those days and I am currently working on trying to publish my first full length novel -- something I'm having a tremendous amount of difficulty breaking into. So, here I am. I'm looking forward to being a part of this site and learning more about myself as a writer through the giving and receiving of constructive critiques. Furthermore, I'm hoping to get some good advice on the publishing process, as I've tried to do some independent research and action with literary agents and publishers to no avail. Ah well, another story for another day.