Just wanted to take time to introduce myself; say hello, thanks for the forum and all that jazz. I've been a writer/scribbler since I could write but I've never been serious about it until lately. I've got a novel idea that won't leave me alone but trying to figure out all the info about outlining, snowflaking, three-act structure, etc. is sucking some of the joy out of the process. I've completed one NaNoWriMo but never revisited the story I wrote 'cause I knew it was crap--the purpose of that exercise was to finally complete something instead of having 100s of started stories here and there. Now I know I can write 50k words. Anyway, I think I'm a combination of a pantser/edit as I write kind of person but I'm trying to force some order into this story so I have less to "fix" after the first draft. I'm hoping I can find useful tips and encouragement from this forum.