Hello everyone. My name is Elizabeth, Lizzy to my friends. I'm a former ballet dancer, forever an artist, future novelist and presently a happy wife and mother of three with, I'm told, a wicked imagination and a need to share. Recently, my youngest started school. Being someone who needs an outlet, I decided to put the stories and characters that have taken up residence in my brain down on paper or computer screen. I came here looking for a place to share, learn and thrive in all things that will help me reach my goal, mainly finishing a full length book. So where do I start? Lizzy Oh and I didn't think you'd mind. I'm self-promoting, meaning, I NEED CRITIQUES! I am so totally new at this and would immensely appreciate it. Here's an excerpt to my story: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?p=27876#post27876 I'm a fast learner. And can you believe that the name Lizzy is still available? WOW!!! LOL!