Hello everyone. My name is David, but a majority of people I know call me Wings (It is a long story involving a graphic designer, an online friend, a zombie game, and a man with a speech impediment...). I love to write, draw, and just create in general. I have started a story, kind of a Fantasy Novel, and I needed a place to come to so as to find help, inspiration, and a fellow author or two to help me along this road I have dared to travel. Since this is an introduction area I guess that is what I should be doing. So, let me start from the top once more. My name, as I have said, is David (A.K.A. Wings). I am 20 years old and live southern Michigan, where I was born and raised. I am engaged to my middle school sweet heart, Chelsi, and we live together in a small apartment with two lovely dogs. Recently, I have been getting the urge to write and write, much like I did back when I was in my early years of high school, only this time instead of putting aside that urge and applying it towards school papers and other such things, I have decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys as it were) and pound out a novel. My goal with this is to be published by the time I am 25 and to continue being published late into my aging years. However, I am having a few problems with this. First, my job doesn't allow me much time for anything (I managed to get today off on a stroke of luck). I work for the city as a contractor that goes around and cuts lawns on foreclosed houses, just to keep the city looking nice. The hours are- and this was in the job description- from sunrise to sunset everyday. So, by the time I get home, I don't want to write, or do anything for that matter except sleep to make sure I am rested for my shift the next day. (I've recently decided that every night I will write out at least one paragraph just to make sure I get some headway one my writing.) Second, I find myself being too critical of what I am writing and it makes me want to stop writing all together at times. And finally, I have no one (outside of Chelsi) to share ideas with or talk to, and I was hoping to find another author to talk with, just to bounce ideas off of and have read what I have so far, kind of how Lewis and Tolkien worked together all those years ago. So there it is, the reason I have joined this amazing little corner of the Internet. To find friends and colleagues to help me along my journey. I look forward to meeting many of you and sharing ideas as well as listening to all of yours. With love and peace, ~Wings.