Hi everybody! I'm Mr. Baatard, so named by my dogs whenever they're mad at me. I'm about one chapter away from finishing a book (current word count: 136,999) that I very much want to see in print. But I'm new at this, so I thought I'd expose myself to other writers to make sure I'm ready. Just because I like the story doesn't mean anybody else will, or that I can write it well enough to sell it. My goal is to write as best I can all the time. I'm looking for advice, peer review, and practice to improve my writing ability. I'm looking forward to talking with all of you!