Hello, I am a 39 yr old construction worker from NW Ohio. My high school comp teacher turned me on to writing, said I was one of his top 3 students in 30 yrs of teaching. A very flattering compliment. I went on to college with Creative Writing as a major, although I never graduated. Over the past 20 years I have written many short stories (even was published in a local underground magazine in college), and wrote a novel (which may never see the light of day, I don't feel it was that good but it was great practice spending the three or four years getting it the way I wanted it.) I also play guitar in a local cover band. I have recently picked the pen(laptop) back up and started writing again, and I honestly fell better than ever at it. I am currently working on what should become a novel, its a fine line between general fiction and fantasy. I joined this forum to help master my craft, get ideas, and keep an open mind. This seems like a great place to do this. I plan to eventually gain advice on the steps it takes to approach publishers. I am not getting any younger, and have confidence in what I do, so why not put it out there and see what happens? So, thank you for the forum, and I hope to help and be helped in the near future.