I should be having some free time soon, and I have always wanted to write. I know my worst weakness is rushing to get to the "good part" of the story. I also have a few professional question, such as how do I get my writing copyrighted. I want to try a few short stories before I try to write a novel. I am not expecting overnight success. It will probably be at least two years before I start the novel. I have no problem spending my "training time" getting rejected by several magazines.