Hi, Been a longtime Elitetrader reader, but this is my first post. I've been thinking about going fulltime next year, depending on how I do till about the end of 2009. I wanted to put it out to you guys so you can tell me if i'm being too optimistic or anything else you want to share. I write options on futures, mostly commodities, currency and financial futures. Since the beginning of the year I have been averaging a bit more than 1% a month...this I feel can 'easily' be increased to about 2-5% a month. I started out shooting for just 1% since I am extremely risk averse and didn't want to risk too much on a strategy that was flawed. The idea was too increase volume as I get more comfortable with the nuances of my strategy. So my question is this, is it possible for a trader or more specifically an option writer to consistently take out about 2-5% a month from the market? I'm planning on starting with an initial account size of about 100K...is this too little to start with? Thanks in advance!!