Hello, fellow writers! Hm..not sure how to begin this. I haven't been part of an online forum in quite awhile. I'f I'm awkward at this, at least I gave fair warning! Well, I'm a writer(heh, duh). Have been for years, since before I even knew I was one back in elementary school. The seed was planted long ago, when I stole my parents encyclopedias and taught myself how to read when I was three. True story. But, don't worry. I'm enough of a dunce that you wouldn't even guess. Anyways, I hope you and I are not here for the same reason. For me, writing has become a severe love-hate relationship. It's an addiction that I've tried to wean myself of, but came crawling back--and have continued to for years. And this has been going on for a long time, because by now I'm too old to be considered a child anymore...though I'm too young to be considered old, either. Writing and I, we are trying to make it work. We are. This is my effort to save the painful thing we've got going. I was lurking for awhile here, but I figured I may as well become a member and get some interaction going. I've been writing alone for so long, in and out of real-life writer groups (ending up disappointed), and I figured may as well try the site here, since I've been around in the background. I'm hoping I can learn from you all! Feel free to try and tell me what I'm doing wrong, lol. Anyways, I hope I can help others out, too. If anyone needs information, I have a lot of facts locked away in my brain (for career and other reasons) in the dental, physical, mental, and spiritual health fields. Feel free to ask, if you need info for your story. Hope to interact with you here!