I'm from the UK, and although I'm mainly an artist, I've also been dabbling in writing for the past ten years or so. Although I've not been published (yet), I had one unfinished novel attract interest from a publisher, but I wasn't able to tie the ending down. However, a new idea came to me a couple of weeks ago from a scene in chapter 4 of the 'old' novel, and this has now become the catalyst for a new novel. I'm pleased to say that I've already got characters, storyline and a plot developed for this (actually, the ideas are there for five sequential books in total) - and if that isn't enough, I stumbled across this great forum! Suffice to say, with the brilliant advice and comments I've already read here, I have a good feeling about this finally coming together.