Hey everyone, I'm Vertz. I live in New Mexico, and I'm going to college at Guilford in North Carolina. Both places are pretty cool, even though there's less to do in NM (where I am now >_>). I love to write sci-fi, fantasy, and personal narratives. I won the "first year writing contest" at college this semester for a personal narrative. I basically jumped out of my chair when I found out. Most of my teachers have said I write well, but I've never been recognized in a school-wide manner. (I'm trying not to let it go to my head; I have a policy of life-long learning, which includes learning how to write better). I'm looking forward to being on this forum. A lot of folks at the last forum I joined didn't treat anyone well -- way too much hate going on there. So far, I like the look of this place, and I hope to contribute as much as I can.