I am a grumpy, whiny, old man. There could be hundreds of creative streaks and sub-streaks within my grumpy, whiny, old head, hands, and heart. Painting, woodworking, fiddling, photography, and writing are a few. But you probably want to know about the writing streak. I gave up writing bad poetry more than five decades ago and never got around to writing good poetry. I used to write news aggregation articles for money. In a two year span I earned just over $5.00 and, finally, understood it was not my forte. My self-published novella, a romantic comedy, was started in 2011 and went live in 2017. In the intervening four years it earned me not quite $ 8.00. My current project, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series in the planning stage since 2017. Maybe even longer, but that is the oldest file I've found with it. My accomplishments include more failures than successes, but that makes every success that much sweeter. I joined Writing Forums to learn, to share what I have, and for the comradery of other writers. Aren't you glad you got to meet me?