A long-time lurker and reader on GA, I've finally worked up the courage to start posting a couple projects that I've been working on. I've had some poetry published in anthologies, and also some slash fic on LJ many moons ago, and participated as a beta reader for 'Days of Becoming', a substantial coming-of-age X-men fanfic written by a close friend and mentor:
Growing up happens differently for everyone. Finding yourself takes time, and for some of us it's not an easy process. Sometimes it can happen fast, all too fast. Sometimes we let parts of ourselves stray behind. Sometimes things must get worse before they can get better. Sometimes much, much worse. But these are the things that define us. That much, at least, St. John Allerdyce knows. But it's one thing to know something and another to live through it.