and Dutch, and 16 years old. Hi! My passion for writing first showed up about two years ago, when I fell in love with a girl and I began writing love letters. I would write the heavens out of the sky and proclaim my everlasting blah blah blah. Since then the girl went, life continued, and I still really enjoyed putting words on paper. After that I wrote a few tiny poems here and there, wrote some English assignments, frequented reddit's /r/writing, and kept a diary. Then I found this place. I only just recently finished my first real 'work', a novelette for the short story science fiction contest, and it's the most amazing feeling in the world! I barely ever complete any project I start with, and 7500 words minimum were a darn harsh job, but I continued, I pushed on, and it feels exhilarating. So I snooped around these forums a bit, saw what I found, found what I liked, one thing led to another and I suppose you've got yourselves a new member. What's up?