Hello There! I am new to the forum, a novice writer and am happy to be a member now. I live near Galveston along the Gulf Coast of the great state of Texas. I was thrilled to find a writers forum I can learn from. I believe I have talent, not only from what I think; but because of what my sister told me about 4 years ago. I wrote an email to her with a lot of expression and emotion and to my surprise she told me I wrote beautifully. My jaw dropped, I could not believe it. She, being an English Major and writer herself, must have noticed something about me that I did not even know myself. I simply tried to write my feelings down so that the she could feel it and sure 'nuff, she did. To make a long story short, after my sister praised my writing efforts, I started a journey writing romantic stories to my (then) husband and could see the inner writer coming out. Because of that, I started a blog last January, 2012. I've had great input about my blog and writing abilities, so I know I do not stink...lol. I am looking for a job and have become interested in trying to find a way to make money from home on my computer and the writing idea popped in my head. I have been researching starting my own website selling ebooks and/or becoming a member of a popular ebook publisher and selling my ebooks there. It's a lucrative business and it might be something I could really settle into and earn a fair income. So, with all of that said, it's great to be here and any advice I can get, please feel free to tell me what you think. I realize I am very green, so be honest, I will not crumple into a pile of insecure misery, I promise. Thank you so much and have a fantastic week! God Bless!