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Joined 07-11-10, id: 2443108, Profile Updated: 01-08-13

I want to take a moment here to thank everyone who read my two stories, Yellow Card and Slew Foot, over the past couple of years. It felt right to me that now was the time to take them down. I'm working on turning them both into actual books in addition to the two books I've written since, and I didn't think it would be appropriate to continue to give away for free something that I hope to eventually have polished enough to publish. Using this website taught me a valuable lesson in how to write stories and actually get them done, and I'll share that with you, since I struggled for years -- don't obsess over your characters. Replacing them with characters from your favorite books/tv shows/movies/etc so you can flesh out your story and then go back to add the pertinent details in REALLY simplified the process for me. I actually have notebooks from previous novels I began to write that are just chock full of character information because I previously had decided that figuring out EVERY part of a character was the most important thing. Like, literally -- previous characters' cars and how they acquired them, what foods they liked and hated, what hand they wrote with, all kinds of little details that would never probably make it into the story anyway. This has been a really great experience for me and has opened doors for me to continue writing and hopefully eventually make my dream of being a published author come true. If I do get my books published or eventually self-publish them for eReaders, I'll probably come back here and let you guys know about it.

So thank you again for taking the time to read my stories. Maybe I'll write something short again for here one day :)

Also, I write not-necessarily frequent tweets on my Twitter account - K8Rivet - so follow if you feel like :)