Hi, I'm Tom, and I'm a writer. Okay, not really. I haven't really don't enough writing to feel like I can actually call myself that. It's been more like a guy in a jalopy with poor tire alignment and no power-steering trying to call himself a race car driver. I've written some in the past, but never anything good. (Just ask anyone who's read it.) I have a few short story ideas bouncing around and a novel I started. I'm only about a 1,500 words into it, but I did get it started. I also have ideas for science fiction, western, and even a multi-trilogy fantasy epic. The last one is the one that I really want to write before I die. I am serious about writing, but I've hit a few road blocks and landed flat on my face when I did. That really did not help the alignment on the jalopy. To tell the truth, I'm a little reticent about joining this forum. I've had a few bad experiences with writing forums. Either they were too small and died, or they were populated by people who thought they were God's gift to the literary field. I'm just looking for a place to get some help, maybe post some flash fiction, and just be able to connect with people.