Hi. I haven't introduced myself yet, although I have been active on the forums. I joined writing forums because I feel that my own ideas need direction and critique, so I urge you all to comment on my future pieces. All criticism is accepted and taken with tough-skin - I am always looking to better my skills. I, myself, am slightly interested in a career as a critic, so please take all any suggests made with good nature, as they are intended. I don't have much experience in writing aside from it being just a hobby, but I thoroughly enjoy it, along with reading. I have been writing almost diligently (even if it is only a short story, or several lines of poetry) for the past three years. I am self-taught as my education so far wasn't too oriented towards the arts or linguistics (I am currently entering my third year of high school). My own pieces fit into many categories, although I find it easiest to write short stories because I am a shameless perfectionist (I've attempted to write novels on many occasions, but it just takes too damn long)! I am partial to just about any genre. I'm personally a little self-conscious about my writing - especially after reading many of the pieces you fellow writers have written! - so my posts won't be too frequent. I'd be humbled to receive any feedback or messages. Thanks so much for your time.