I've only recently decided to start writing once again. A quick search returned this site which I hope to explore, benefit from, and contribute to. Most my days include a huge amount of instant message communications. Speed is the key and most everything that is written turns into an abbr. or bastardization of some kind or another. This is starting to drive me crazy. The real rub, however, is that for me it's absolutely necessary in a texting or IMS format to communicate that way. I've tried to be a bit more careful, but it just takes too much time (for me). When I'm working, speed is of paramount importance. So I've decided to separate writing (as in story telling) and communication. However my grammatical reality blurs with each SMS that flitters past my phone. I yearn for a grasp on this thing called "literature." So here I am.