I'm not really from Hawaii, I just like to pretend. I'm in Washington state and it's getting cold and dark up here. I've been writing since about the sixth grade when we were given an assignment in English to write a "scary" story for Halloween. That was the beginning. I've never had anything published but then I really haven't tried very hard. Someday I'd like to have something published but I feel that I have a ways to go as far as developing my writing skills and my 'style' before I go for it. I stumbled onto this website and decided to give it a shot. Talking to others about writing forces me to examine my own from a different perspective and we all need a little perspective. My goal is to submit something most weeks to the short story writing contest thread. It forces me to write and to write about something I didn't choose. If you see my work feel free to PM me and give me feedback (constructive criticism is greatly appreciated) let me know what works for you about my writing, what doesn't, and why. See you all around!