Hello all. I'm just another would-be author who has managed to finish a few pieces of writing, but evidently isn't skilled enough yet to achieve any degree of popularity or commercial success. That, and having a tiring day job that I generally dislike, has unfortunately taken away a lot of my motivation to write anything serious (save the occasional poem) for quite a while. Recently I've half attempted self publication of my completed works, but ... nothing, yeah. Ergo! I signed up to this forum to join in discussion, read others works, and hopefully regain (and sustain for more than twenty minutes at a time) the motivation that I used to have for serious writing. Also, I am often heavily critical of things I review. Mindless affirmations of ability are meaningless towards improvement. Take it personally; the more I bother to nitpick, the more I enjoyed the writing, really. That's all. See you around.