I've just signed up and thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself! Writing's always been a passion for me - for better or worse. There are times when I think myself near-competent, and times when I hate everything I write. I've never taken the time to write consistently. I'm trying to remedy that this year by writing a (very) short story each day for as long as I can manage. I've found in the past that the best way to maintain my interest in an activity is to dive headlong into it - and I hope this forum helps me to do that. I look forward to reading everyone's stories, problems and successes - and to sharing my own. Thanks for reading! (and writing).