Hello everyone, If you can't tell, I'm learning how to speak Japanese. However, if you know what baka means, you know I'll probably never surpass a very remedial understanding of the language. I can't help how impossibly confusing kanji is. Anyways, like most of us, I am an aspiring author. I waver between determination to do it and a complete lack of faith in my writing abilities (I have violent mood swings and have always been and will remain hypercritical of myself). I have been writing novels since I was 10 and have written 13 novels so far. Most of them are horrible, but what else can you expect from a ten-year-old novelist? I read what I write (shocker), which is mainly Fantasy. I enjoy adult and young adult Historical Fiction, some Magical Realism, and most things Speculative Fiction. Obviously, I also read Manga. As I said, I usually hate what I produce so feel free to rip apart anything I post on here. Whatever you say won't be worse than what I think. I'm here for advice, not coddling. I'm also happy to give advice, but, be warned, I might sound super critical/harsh.