Hi everyone, I've been an editor for a number of years, left the industry to freelance, and I'm also now starting to write. It's very different being on this side of the fence! I have a lot of respect for writers who can complete a first draft - and really understand how it can be a mountain to climb. Aside from starting to write a fiction novel, I'm looking to understand the psychology behind writing - why do you (any of you) write. What are you hoping to achieve? What do you fear the most? What causes you the most pain? I hope to get a chance to connect with a number of you in time. As a former editor from on of the big companies, I'm also happy to answer insider questions should you have any!