My name is Grant, I'm 26 years old, and I live in the United States. I'm a huge fan of hard science fiction and cyberpunk. I'm also really big on American literature in general. I sometimes like fantasy and horror, depending on the writer, and I inhale a certain kind of crime novel, especially if Elmore Leonard wrote it. I'm fairly big on movies, too. I want to publish some short stories and novels someday, but haven't had any luck so far, maybe due to lack of trying. I have published some nonfiction articles here and there on the web. So far, my writing has earned me a whopping total of $4.50... okay, so I haven't quit my day job just yet. I also wrote a screenplay that I jokingly call "Indiana Jones and the Matrix of Doom," but other than the fact that it's a science fiction/adventure film, it really doesn't have much in common with those two movies. I just heard that during a pitch, Hollywood producers like to hear, "It's a cross between ____ and ____!" I'm thinking about trying my hand at freelance writing while I'm still young. I'm not married and I have no kids, so I figure now is the best time to give it a shot. I don't know, though. Maybe you guys can help me make a decision. EDIT: By "give it a shot," I meant writing. Not marriage and kids... eww.