I'm an eighteen year old in college, majoring in Journalism and building on becoming a published writer. I've completed one novel recently (Pushing it aside for a few weeks so I can look back on it with fresher eyes) and am currently working on another (Though it started as a short story idea -- funny how things work out). I write primarily crime/suspense stories. To give you a little bit of an idea, think Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, or Richard Stark, all influences of mine in some way or another. I've got a soft-spot for gritty noir prose and hardboiled characters. I've been writing since I was ... maybe 12 years old. Yeah, around then. I've got a long way to go to get where I want to be, but I'm on my way, taking it one step at a time. To tell you the truth I've been on this site for a while now. Maybe two years or so? Stalking the threads, though, not posting or anything. On a whim I've decided to step out of the shadows and ... you know. Post things. Anyway, hope to meet everyone at some point. Good to be here.