Hi, my name is Daryl and I'm a really young spirit in an old dudes body... I've had the feeling of wanting to be a writer since I was pretty young. As life encountered me, I learned that I could communicate more clearly through written words than I could through spoken words; thus explains my history of broken relationships, failed friendships, and frozen opportunities to speak up first and introduce myself. Writing is hard though and I have not made a life or career out of it, yet. Recently I have found a bit of a niche for one aspect of my writing and that is doing music reviews for an online music zine. I've written concert and album reviews and other types of features. My educational background is in anthropology, although I consider myself a life long student of "all things"... The reason I have joined the Writing Forums is to get motivation and feedback about the novel that I am working on. I need a lot of help.