Just my first post and already I'm thinking how do I write this? What do I say? I started writing short stories in the past, with the hope that I would be discovered. I turned in a few of my stories to some different publishing companies. I mean who wouldn't love me? It seemed odd not to get any offers or critiques of my work. Maybe it got lost in the mail? What else could it be? When they finally discovered me, I would then be able to write my copious, yet unrelentingly fascinating novels under a large umbrella perched upon on a white sandy beach. So 20 years later, this writing thing is still stuck in my craw. I catch myself saying, oh I could have written that! But for me at this point, more hobby than anything, I'd like to get back to doing something that takes me out of my head. Maybe I should just journal instead?