I guess it might be a good idea to post here to introduce myself! I've been a lurker on this site for a while, reading threads that piqued my interest, collecting advice secretly. I decided I don't want to lurk anymore, I want to join in! So here I am, with my sparkly new account. Hooray! So, hi everyone. I'm Lyrical, I'm 26, and I'm a copywriter. Copywriting is definitely not my passion - creative writing is. I've been writing since I was 12, but inventing stories much, much longer than that. I was overly imaginative as a kid, which sometimes made me into a crazy liar. As an adult, that overactive imagination just means that I have more story ideas than I know what to do with sometimes, and as a result it makes it hard for me to actually finish a project. So often, I'm halfway through something when another idea seizes and I can't shake it until I've started working on it. It's a problem. I'm trying to do better. I'm into everything - fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, the works. Most of what I write is fiction, dabbling in all the genres. I read pretty much everything as well. Right now I'm nearly finished with A Song of Ice and Fire series (don't judge me *hides*) because I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Some of the other recent reads that I quite enjoyed were all of the Sherlock Holmes novels (haven't read the shorts yet), Ready Player One, Interpreter of Maladies, The Hangman's Daughter, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and The Last Child in the Woods. I'm here to get help and advice from other writers, to revel in the exchange of like-minded people, and offer my own thoughts and critiques where I can. I'm excited. And motivated!