and if that's the first time that's been used to title an intro post, I'll be quite disappointed. I've started writing because writing scares me. Thus far, it's been easier that I expected. It's even been fun enough to consider taking up as a hobby. It's one that would definitely be easier to do with a toddler than sewing. I'm looking forward to doing more and learning more on these forums. Bit of personal info, I'm a voracious reader of everything but romances and westerns (although I have enjoyed a number of books in those genres). My main criterion is that I have to find it funny. That doesn't limit me as much as I have a broad sense of humor and also enjoy black humor. Generally an SF/F fan, but lately I've been on an everyday life kick. I've got one started and one finished story under my belt. The finished one's in the current short story contest. Nope, not asking you to vote for me, but do check it out and consider posting an entry.