I'm impressed! I've already posted a question that I, at least, found relevant (as it's something that I am dealing with right now in my writing) and I believe the advice I received will help tremendously. I might be new here, but I have to admit I'm very happy I found the place. My goals in this life aren't large, and they are most certainly attainable. I want to lead a happy and productive life. So far, so good. One goal that I do have, like I'm sure a great many people here share, or have even accomplished, is to become a published novelist. Most of my works are fast-paced in the vein of a James Patterson thriller. I'm a pretty heavy reader. My favorite author is Terry Goodkind, though I have many on my shelf... Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, James Patterson. I also have some classics... Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Ayn Rand, J.R.R. Tolkien. Despite my love of reading fantasy I don't really pursue writing it (if I ever do, I lean more toward tales of Arthurian legend, as I've had stories percolating in my head for a very long time). It's nice to be here. I want to thank everyone who has been so helpful, and I'm sure everyone will continue to make my stay enjoyable.