Hello!~ I just joined the forum today. My name is Shayna, and I'm 26 years old. I'm actually wondering why I didn't think of looking for a writing forum sooner, but hey, rather think of it now then never. I started writing back in high school, and during my first year of college (YA and fanfiction mostly) but have been in a very long slum due to depression for quite some time. I've decided the depression wasn't going to win, and I want to start writing again. I tried, and didn't get very far doing NaNoWriMo last year. I've started looking up bestselling lists for Young Adult novels and reading the books, as this is one market I think I've always been interested in. I enjoy fanfiction, fantasy, and romance as well. Harry Potter is my all time favorite fanfiction, and lately I've been reading a lot of BDSM-romance titles on my Kindle. I've been looking into self publishing and selling via Amazon kindle as well. I'm in home health care, so have a lot of time to kill most days, but don't have a laptop anymore. Yes, yes, I can use a pen and paper, and I fully intend to do so! I'm just glad to find a community, and completely welcome writing buddies or friends of any sort!