I am a relocated Tar Heel and a young working professional who would much rather be a full time fiction writer. Unfortunately, the whole working thing doesn’t leave as much time for writing as I would like. This is why having a topic, a deadline, and a word limit is so excellent. When I have a schedule and a task, it’s easy to keep up with writing! And getting to share ideas and memories and insights with such a talented group of writers is priceless.