I should clarify. Dawn of the Phonix isn't my first fan fic, but I didn't start writing until this year (2009). My first attempt was chapter 8 in Eclipse from EPOV back in February... then I did a few more and I was hooked. Since then I've writen a few pieces - some longer and a couple stand alones... I don't know why, but something just clicked with me when I started writing!
If you're interested, I have made a page with links to the other pieces I've written.
Thanks so much for the comment! :-) Glad to hear you're enjoying the story.
If by "real life" you mean the thing I do to pay the bills, then no, I'm not a writer. I'm an accountant working for a school board, which I also enjoy. I just discovered writing this year after I got into Twilight. I hadn't written anything before. It's what I do as a stress reliever. :-)
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