Hi everyone! I'm just another retired lawyer thinking about writing a novel. I have a couple of story line ideas rolling around in my head. I'm still struggling with questions like: Do I really want to do this? And; How much of myself am I really willing to reveal in print? Beyond those is the question of how to get started. I'm a pretty good legal writer, and I always organized those kind of writing assignments starting with an outline. I suppose I'll do the same with a novel. I've participated on forums for years, and this looks like a good one to me. So, I look forward to being part of your discussions. Thanks!