Hi, I have recently realised that for the last 25 years I have been lying to myself about why I don't write - the most common lie was "I don't have time". In the last couple of years I do have time, and guess what... I have written very little (not nothing, so that is a start). I have read a lot more (I have always loved reading, SF, classics, thrillers, horror... pretty much anything). I have had time to reflect and I have had lots more ideas, so that is a positive point. I have been thinking I need to write THE novel, but I find this overwhelming. So, my latest idea is to write a series of stories on characters who all live in the same fictional English costal town. I am also trying not to write the perfect first draft but to JUST WRITE something. I am also aware that I do so like to spend time reading ABOUT writing so much more than I do actually writing. So I may need limit my time on this site!