Hi there! I just joined thanks to the recommendation by Samantha Fury! I am an aspiring writer who has decided to self-publish my work. My main reason is so I can connect with my audience as I know it's difficult if you go into traditional publishing. My interest in writing began when I was in elementary school and I've been doing it ever since. I started off writing poems and short stories and became interested in writing novels in high school. I finished my first rough draft of a story in 2010 and am now editing it to publish it in December. (Hopefully!) I read mostly YA with exceptions to other stories if the storyline is good. Since this is the age group I read, my stories will mostly be targeted towards the same audience. I enjoy paranormal with a hint of romance. I signed up to this site hoping to learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and to pass on the knowledge to other writers. Right now, I'm looking to make a book trailer and am in search of images. It is always nice to connect with other writers, I don't personally know anyone who has this high of interest in writing as myself so you gotta love the internet!