Shadow here. This is my first time contributing to a site like this one and I'm not really sure if it's going to be something that sticks. Writing for me is something that tends to come and go...the bug will hit me for a couple weeks or a month and then it will vanish, sometimes for years.
In my personal opinion, I have good big ideas....overarching themes if you will. But then when I try to develop that initial thought into something of suitable length for a story it tends to sort of fizzle.
My personal hero of an author is Jim Butcher, writer of the Dresden Files. If you haven't read this series, you are missing out. The man is the absolute epitome of long story planning, and its amazing when plot threads introduced as a second thought five or ten years earlier suddenly become relevant.
In any case, I currently have one measly story posted here, titled "The Wicker House". I wrote it about a year ago and then went through a pretty drastic series of edits before I actually felt comfortable enough with it to post for others to view. I was going for a little bit of an H.P. Lovecraft vibe (although that guy did it better than pretty much anyone), and was in general trying to set up some locations/themes etc. to ultimately world build into something bigger. I'd absolutely love some feedback on it if you have the time. Thanks for reading!