Hi. I'm Eljay, and I've been away for a while because of Real Life. (Family stuff...major chaos.)
I am yet unpublished; the only milestone I can claim so far is having placed in the quarter-finals for WOTF. I write primarily science fiction, with a little fantasy now and then. I've finished the first draft of a novel, and am currently (slowly) revising it, while also working on short stories. I'm finding that I work much better at novel length, but I'm learning a lot from short pieces, and the discipline is excellent.
I've only been back to writing seriously for about a year and a half, since my kids got old enough that I feel like I have time to think again. They still keep me really busy, so I'll probably only be around occasionally. I have to have time to write too, after all!