Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker and decided to sign up. This seems like a very active community and a great place to improve my writing. I've already learned a lot just from reading through some of the discussions. I have a lot more free time now that my postdoc is over and I have a steady job. I'm trying to focus on improving my writing and learning about publishing, which I hope to do in the near future. I read and write science fiction for the most part because I've always been interested in science and my degree is in a scientific discipline. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and learning about ways to improve my writing. Cheers! P.S. - I should note that this is only my second forum I've been a part of, so I'm still learning a lot about the forum itself. The last time I took part in forum discussions was about 7 or 8 years ago.