Hi, everyone. I'm new here, so I thought I'd introduce myself. Well, I've been writing for a little while, but I've only recently started taking it seriously. I would mostly like to polish my work and learn more about novel and short story writing. It's proven extremely challenging to prevent my discouragement from winning and calling myself a "bad writer," so I thought coming and discussing the process with others would help. Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you guys and reading some of your work.