Hello, new member, new to shorthand

Hello all, I rarely delurk this rapidly but this looks like a really good friendly group. I am just getting starting in shorthand. It sounds a little silly perhaps but I was reading Dracula for the first time last week and was really intrigued by the mention of writing journals in shorthand.

Seems like a nice way to still be able to jot stuff down but have it relatively private even if someone tries to take a peek. I read all the websites I could find (Marc's in particular [shorthand^3] was really helpful for a novice like myself) and have settled on Simplified. Ordered the manual from Amazon yesterday evening. I hope I can keep up the enthusiasm through the drilling etc.


(by iverscat for everyone)