I'm still new to writing, but even I've seen how Indie publishing is a relief zone from the CBA's starched requirements. I sent my first short story out to Mind Flights the other day and have a poem ready for Fear and Trembling, hoping to work my way into a novel. We'll see how it goes. I'm at technical high school looking to earn a certificate in network programing so I'll have a better chance of working my way through college. Student loans? Fuh-get-about-it. Kids at my school keep saying to just get a loan because skipping out on it after wards isn't a big deal. Then they get mad and call me stupid when I say, 'Nope.' Lol! Same thing when I bought my motorcycle. I ride a black Ninja 500. It's a cool looking bike and all kinds of people were asking how I got it, and I was like, "Duh, I got a job and paid for it." Then I was 'stupid' again. Lol! I told them to enjoy walking. That guy in the avatar isn't me, BTW. That's my brother Matt. He's an A/C tech and bought and rebuilt a boat last year. He likes to fish on the Gulf of Mexico. I like my bro.' I'll have to talk him into getting a motorcycle. look forward to getting to know you.