Hey! I'm a young writer. I love to write and I love to day dream. Nothing gets me more excited than when I write a line that I think is absolutely wonderful. Yes, you heard that right, nothing. I few years back just before the e-book boom I wanted to persue my writing as more a side hobby. I looked into all sorts of books on self publishing and nothing was very helpful back then. It was all, "Don't bother you won't sell much." Regardless, it's what I wanted to do. At the time I was working and going to school full-time for nursing so I didn't have the time to write. I specifically choose the nursing profession so I could work in a hospital doing a 7/10 shift (Work 10 hours per day for 7 days then have the next 7 days off) and could write on my weeks off. After a few job changes and a few major changes I've decided to look back at writing. This summer I set out on a reading binge to help me prepare. I will spare you the list but in the last three months I've read 11 books on writing, my favorite being The Writer's Journey, Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler and 7 various works of fiction. I also joined a writers group this summer at my local tech college. We had about 10-12 people in class and we would all read and critique each others stories and it was one of the most fun class experiences I've ever had. So much so that I am taking the class twice this fall. Really look forward to joining this community. I've read the rules and I personally think they are excellent! I joined another forum that had more relaxed rules and I was really disheartened by some of the work that was getting posted because it seemed very sloppy like people put it together in five minutes. I look forward to reading and critiqueing others work and eventually having people do the same with my own!