My name is Keith Helinski. I am a prospering, aspiring, and determined writer of sorts. My writing career began in the year, 1998, when I was just a little 7th grader. I started writing short stories for my English class. I even won Young Authors at my school that year. Though there were gaps and periods throughout the years in which I wasn't writing heavily, I don't think I completely stopped writing.
I provided movie/DVD/Blu Ray reviews for MovieFreak.com over the years (so the pesky negative reviews I get from time to time from Kindle/Nook readers doesn't exactly hurt feelings, since I've had my share of fun bashing other people's work!) So if you Google search me, I am all over the 'net (which has its pros and cons - the cons, you can't erase poorly written reviews from years ago!)
Getting back to my story here, my itch to write short stories again started a couple of years ago. And I haven't been able to scratch that itch since.
I love this job! I love writing. I love jumping around from story to story. I love pushing myself and experimenting to see where I can take my writing (and imagination). I love the freedom of writing, and the ability to write whatever I want. I love learning how to perfect my craft, and improving from my last project. And I love reader's reactions (positive or negative). I love the whole package deal!
Every single author/writer says that there is magic in writing. It's like being on cloud nine: no one can touch you. Sure, the daggers are set at the heart once the creation is out there. But no one can touch you at the very moment you are in that mindset of piecing letters and words together to create a story. It's an escape, an escape from the harsh reality of this gloom-and-doom world, even if you are writing a gloom-and-doom story. It's also a lonely job, which is what I enjoy the most out of it. I am not bothered. My only regret is not having enough time to do this job.