I'm currently writing my first novel, a historical fiction book set in 550 BC Sparta. Your classic coming of age story, except told in classical times. Should have thought about just how much research is involved in writing something set 2500 some years ago, but that's all part of the fun, reading Herodotus till your eyes blur. Anyway, much enjoying connecting with fellow writers. And looking forward to getting some helpful critiques on my own writing as well. As soon as I am allowed. And although I have given 20+ critiques and it has been 15 days since joining, I shall not offer one complaint to the moderators. I shall wait patiently. Because they are hard-working people. And good-looking.