View Full Version : Yeah, so I'm the FNG

10-01-2010, 05:42 AM
.... new guy if you didn't know.

I'd like to say hi & get all the getting to know you stuff out of the way.

I'd never written a word in my life until last November. I got a new job that has me on the road half the week. I spend my time listening to audio book while I drive, reading book in airports & restaurants and I've taken to writing in my hotel room. I have one "book" at 45,000 words and I'm 2/3 done. I gave that one a break and started a new one that I'm already 20,000 words into in 3 short weeks.

I showed some to a couple friends and they think it's "amazing." but they are my friends.

I guess I just want to know if I am wasting my time or not.

I know it's not a waste of time if I like doing it (and I absolutely do!) but writing for myself is only so fulfilling.

So I looked around the web & this site seems have the least amount of trolls & jerks as far as writing sites go.
So I’m Matt
Greetings & Salutations.

Manuel Royal
10-01-2010, 05:50 AM
Howdy, Matt. Everybody's the FNG at some point. An FNG makes a good protagonist.

I've found this site useful; I hope you will too.

10-01-2010, 06:18 AM
Welcome! :)

10-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Welcome to the forums, Matt.


10-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Greetings and welcome to the watercooler :welcome:

Take a wander around the various forums, there's lots to see and lots to learn, and even some fun threads too. Come along and pop on over to the Traditional Irish Pub (at the top of the Newbie forum) and say hi, there's plenty of friendly faces that you can chat with and lots of banter. There's also the Question of the Day threads at the top of the Newbie forum where you can answer random questions.

Don't forget to read the newbie guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315), and if you want to know what all the buttons mean check out this thread. (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28185)

Wayne K
10-01-2010, 03:21 PM
I'm the FOG

:welcome:to AW

10-01-2010, 03:50 PM

Don't forget to read the Newbie's Guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315) and enjoy AW

I have passes for the pool on the roof, only $10

Morgan Le Fay
10-01-2010, 04:26 PM
Welcome! :)

10-01-2010, 04:40 PM
OK. I get NG is new guy. But what's the F for?


Welcome aboard, Matt.

10-01-2010, 06:59 PM

10-01-2010, 07:51 PM
OK. I get NG is new guy. But what's the F for?


Welcome aboard, Matt.

I might be revealing my geekiness here, but I assume it's from Battlestar Galactica, where FNG stands for Frakking New Guy (http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/FNG#FNG). :tongue

Wayne K
10-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Oh...my dirty mind was thinking :censored new guy

10-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
How do you like your popcorn?

If you go to the bottom of the page to the ‘forum jump’ you can scroll down and find all the areas of this place. Most of the SYW areas require the password of ….vista. A word to the wise, it would be a good idea to participate first in helping others before you think about posting your own work. After you have been around here for awhile, then post something of your own for help. Good luck.

10-02-2010, 04:34 AM
Hello and welcome to AW! :hooray::welcome:

10-02-2010, 04:55 AM

And to answer your question on if you are wasting your time with this writing business. Well, that depends on how serious you are taking your writing.

You might want to visit the learn writing with Uncle Jim forum, or the treads about Character and world building, grammar construction, etc, etc, etc. What they taught us in HS ain't worth a shit...

This is a great group, enjoy.

10-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Thank you all! I like it here already.

10-02-2010, 05:07 AM
I'm the FOG


Welcome to the forums, Matt! :)

10-02-2010, 08:25 AM
And welcome to you, too, Sir!

10-02-2010, 06:27 PM
Welcome to the cooler.

10-04-2010, 12:03 AM
:welcome: :TheWave: :welcome:
:hooray: :partyguy: :PartySmil :banana: :banana: :Jump: :banana: :wag:

10-05-2010, 01:08 AM
Hey Matt, Whether your work is really good or not it should not matter. If you enjoy it that is all what counts. Although my husband's book is selling, he did not care whether it did or did not. It is a great gift for our children, because it is a book on how to live life.

Welcome aboard and good luck.

10-05-2010, 02:36 AM
Welcome aboard. None of it is a waste. If anything, you're finding your voice and honing your skill. Nice way to dive in though.