Obviously I'm new here as this is my first post, but I have lurked here before in the past lol. I'm an aspiring action/thriller author and am currently at work on my first novel. I'm not sure if there is a specific way introductions are done here but I like giving statistics lol. I'm six chapters deep at a little over 24,500. I have 40 pages so far. I'm in the very beginning but progress is steady so I'm hopeful I'll be finished sometime in the first quarter of next year. I've always had an interest in authoring at least one book in my lifetime but I'm open to a continuing series if people were to really like my first attempt into the world of novelization. Anyway, I'll definitely be posting around. I was contemplating putting up the first page of my novel in the appropriate section but, as anybody else would be, I'm worried about giving ideas away and what not, if you get my drift. Not to say anybody here would do that. I'm just the cautious type lol. I probably will write up some works just for this board however, so everybody can get a taste of my style. As I said, I'm an aspiring action/thriller author. So basically, my book consists of fistfights, gunfights, suspense, etc. At the same time though, I personally believe a top quality book would have a very intriguing plot with well-developed characters alongside the action and, sometimes, implausible set pieces. That's all I've got to say for an intro. The boards look really nice though lol.