But only by about 10 years. Anyway, I'm a college student who recently decided to be a writer. I used to write in middle school (mostly terrible fanfiction), but I stopped because I believed I was too much of a perfectionist to write, and the poor success rate for writers discouraged me. Insert a 5 year interval. This past semester I took a Creative Writing course--for old time's sake--and I realized that the reason I loved English and literature and language in the first place was because of writing. And looking back, I think that I was going through the motions of enjoying English because of the memory of how much I enjoyed my English classes while I was writing. After that, life changed. One of the things I used to do was visit writer's forums a lot, so I thought, since I'm going back, I may as well go back to writing forums, too. Just not the same ones, preferably. So here I am. Hopefully I'll get to know more of you guys, but that may be difficult, considering how busy life is. Usually, if I'm here, I'm procrastinating on something more important (like a 3 page close reading of an excerpt from Beckett's Molloy). Nonetheless, I'm happy to be writing again.