Hi everyone! I've been posting on here quite a lot over the past 2 days (out of procrastination of my own writing), but I figured maybe I should write a small something about myself. I'm a 26 year old female from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've been making up stories for as long as I remember and I was always that weird kid who preferred reading at recess instead of running around. I studied English Literature in University, and until recently, I have been pursuing my goal of becoming a doctoral candidate. Unfortunately those dreams have been dashed by rejections into programs where your odds of getting in are about as good as winning the lotto. So now that I am floundering to find a "real career," as they say, I find myself with a lot of time to write -- which is really what I love to do. I am working on my first novel, which is a YA fantasy. I chose the genre mainly because it's what I like to read, and frankly after studying literature I forgot how fun reading could be. I've been searching for a writing group, where I could talk with like minded people about writing. So far so good on this site. I have gotten a lot of helpful tips just from going through the threads.