I have always been very shy introducing myself on forums such as this and I sort of don't really know what to say, so I will try my best to give you a good introduction:redface:. I am a single mom of a teenage boy, a career oriented Human Resource Officer, and a very late 30 something or other who is going back to school to finish up her degree. I lead a very, very busy life. I have always loved writing. A passion I discovered by accident while still in high school. Well life gets in the way and I lost part of myself while life was busy getting in my way, however just a few years ago I figured it was time for me to revisit my old passion and have had a blast since writing poetry and short stories. My greatest adventure would be to write a novel which I completed last year-YEAH ME! The plot is great, but the writing is horrible (at least I think so) and it seriously needs some major editing. I ended working on this book so much that I begun to actually hate it-imagine that! So, I was offered some good advice and decided to put it down and begin another! I am in the outlining phase of it now, started the first chapter (which just seems boring so far) and decided I would seek out a writing community where I could form some friendships, critiques, and creative advice. And here I am. I look forward to meeting each of you and to grow with you in this literary world.