Hi, I'm new here...obviously. lol A little about myself...I'm 29-years-old, work at Goodwill as a cashier, read and write stories in my spare time (not that I have that much spare time lol), and my other passion is horses. I have a 7-year-old son (who will be eight next month) who loves reading as much as I do and is already into chapter books (he's read Treasure Island, The Time Machine, and Tom Sawyer so far). As for my other passion/hobby, I have a 2.5-year-old green broke Percheron/paint cross gelding named Buenos Aires (we call him Aires for short, pronounced like "Aries," the Greek god of war) who is absolutely amazing...and huge. lol We trail ride right now whenever we get the chance, but he is eventually going to be my eventing horse, as well as hunters, team sorting (or ranch sorting, depending on where you're from), western pleasure...basically anything we CAN do, we will. I also have a 4-year-old australian shepherd/st bernard mix dog named Cash who I have had since he was ten-months-old. A little about my writing...I have been writing since I was probably nine-years-old. Writing is an escape for me. I become engrossed in my characters and actually "become" them. I constantly have a story spinning through my head. I write mainly science fiction/fantasy, but I also write A LOT of fan fiction. My biggest fault with writing is that I can never seem to finish something before my mind flits off to some other story. My mom likes to say that I have writing ADD. I am currently working (kind of) on a novel that I hope to get published one day. I have been working on it, in one form or another, since I was in high school. I presented it to my Independent Writing: Fiction teacher in college, who loved it, but thought it could be developed differently, so it changed tracks then. When I finally went back to explore it, I loved the idea, but hated the actual writing and it ended up morphing into something completely different, but with the same basic plot. I'm now about a third of the way done with it, but with everything else going on in my life, I have a hard time concentrating on it. I'm hoping that being on this forum can help me focus more and actually get it done. The plot line is already established, I know where I want to go and the general way I'd like to get there...I just need to sit down and do it. I just find myself staring at it or getting distracted by other stuff when I try to work on it. Anyway, that's a bit about me.