Greetings! I’m excited to finally be at a point in my life where I can revisit my passion for writing after having an on and off again relationship with writing for most of my life. First and foremost, I’m a story teller at heart and have explored various mediums that satisfy this calling. It just took me a little longer than I would have liked to discover that writing is the medium that offers the most creative liberties and personal satisfaction. Professionally, I’m an environment artist in the video game industry where I work at Bungie, most known for the Halo franchise. Currently I’m a mission architect on Halo: Reach, which is just a fancy way of saying that I create the game world that players explore. Between the last three projects I’ve been involved in with my work I’ve had little to no time for writing, as it’s not uncommon to work 60-80 hours a week. One-hundred hour weeks are not unheard of in the game industry. At any rate, my professional life has finally reached a juncture where things are slow enough that I can afford to return to my writing. I hope to continue work on a story that I’ve been developing since I was twelve years old. The fact that at the age of thirty that I still find the story engaging and not the naïve fantasies of an adolescent is encouraging to me. The characters, locales, history, and lore is as rich as I could desire so it’s my hope that by visiting these forums that I can hone my writing skills in order to do the story justice. I look forward to what will hopefully be very interesting discussions in the forums. Thanks!