Hello everyone. My name is Nicole and I am new here to the writing forums! I have always wanted to write a novel and it has been on my "bucket list" so to speak eversince I have gotten the urge to do so. My goal is to establish myself as a writer and to write a series of books for teens/young adults and adults alike about the harships of life in a fictional sense. Of course, the first book that I am starting myself out with is nothing like the above mentioned, which I will be asking adivce on in a future thread. The book in question that I am writing currently is title "Alien" and is sort for a love story, but science fiction based during an Alien Armageddon for 12/21/2012. I am hoping that I am able to get it completed and plublished before then or around that time. Often times, like many writes I have problems in my writing, so one of my reasons for signing up for the Writing Forums was to get advice on how I could better structure and word my novels to make them more captivating. I hope to be hearing some of your words of wisdom in a later topic! Thank you everyone.