Writing has always been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I used to write this story series called Pinky Pretzel and my grandma would collect them all. At the time, I was maybe 6 years old, but that didn't stop me from allowing my creative juices to flow out onto paper. As I got older and took different English classes, I realized my favorite part of the class was writing the essays. I would fly through them and get pretty decent grades. I decided that if writing was my best skill and my passion, I would try to pursue it as a career instead of just a hobby. I'm just starting out with putting my work out for the world to see, but I believe this the right decision. The reason I call myself a barely functioning writer is because writer's block is a close friend of mine and my work is just never good enough for me. My standards for myself are unreasonable. The amount of times I have completely deleted something I was working on and restarted is uncalled for. That is why I set deadlines for myself. Deadlines force me to keep writing and not restart. I put all my effort into what I write. Please enjoy!