Hello, I'm 18 years old and a freshmen in one of the many Art Institutes. It's an intense school, and on top of school work (each assignment can take hours at a time), practicing so that I improve, practicing so that I can get into my major, looking for a job, and dealing with poor sleep that may be developing into insomnia, I'm having a hard time squeezing in writing along much less keeling over. I am trying to work on my NaNoWriMo project, despite my pathetic word count, along with my other stories and ideas, but after working on some homework most of the day (including free time in classes) all I want to do is sleep. Unfortunately, it's usually too early and I risk waking up and not being able to fall back asleep. So, I stay awake and try to be productive, and often fail miserably. Aside from that, I don't have any stories about how people think it's stupid to be writing, but I've never had a real opportunity to show my work so that way I can improve more. I hope that I can not only improve my writing but also (possibly) find a way to have writing be more of a part of my daily life.