Hi all, After nearly 20 years, I am finally acting on my desire to write. Some guys get a little red sports car when they reach my age. I guess I'll write about one (a lot less expensive) I've had an intro paragraph in my "book" folder on the computer since 1995. It's only 300 words but it's a start. Now that I've decided to do something with it I'm having a lot of fun thinking of all the different ways the story could unfold. I've always enjoyed Science Fiction and Techno-Thriller stories so as of now that seems to be the way I'm heading. I'd like to use some of my life experiences in the story if possible (people I've met, jobs I've had, etc). As I sit here tonight, I'm considering writing the story in the "near future" of 10-20 years from now. I've got a lot to learn as I've never done any real writing so I will be reading the forums for tips and ideas. I'm in it purely for the fun at this point and have no illusions of getting published. I'm looking forward to learning as much as possible and sharing some examples of my story as it develops.