So today I turned 23, and realized I wasn't in college anymore. Kinda late in coming, since I graduated last year, but you figure it out eventually. Ever since graduation, I've been working in what started as a temp job in customer service. Today I realized that it had been one year to the day since I decided that I wanted to make a career out of my writing. I wrote a lot during that year, but never got around to doing anything with my stories. I don't feel any closer to reaching that goal. And that's the thing. In college I could procrastinate because there was always a deadline, a final or paper or something that would motivate me to work. And those days are gone, so the motivation has to come from in here. Joining here is my birthday resolution... to do something every day to improve my writing, get to know other writers, learn how to do it right and do it better, and eventually find a publisher who is willing to give me deadlines in order to motivate me properly.