I'm a software engineer in love with languages both natural and artificial. An aspiring writer, I've been trying my hand at stories since I was seven. The earliest story I ever wrote was "Claws," the grotesque depiction of a cat gone wild (imagine that).
A career in writing never occurred to me until my senior year in high school. Though I contributed to my university's literary magazines, and won both an honorable mention and first place in the undergraduate poetry competition, I decided that writing poetry and short stories would not be the best way to earn a living.
But one that hasn't turned off the writing impulse. Now, nearly sixteen years later, I am not only writing but finally investigating the business-end and the politics of the process...
My goal: to have publishable work within (don't laugh) two years.