I am going to write a novel. I am going to get this novel published. It really is that simple. I can embrace a good challenge and generally enjoy processes that are complicated enough to generate some personal growth. For many this goal may seem outlandish, but perhaps here this goal is common. A goal that many here share and more than a few have achieved. I have always thought that the hardest part to writing a good book would be to have a story worth telling. I think that once I find the story and develop it and bring it along that I will enjoy reworking my novel over and over until the story is at ease on the page. The story itself, to me, must be the key. With the right story I suspect (and hope) that this goal will pull me along to my desired outcome. In any event I look forward to reading the wisdom and insights that a site like this has to offer. I hope that along the way I am able to give as much support and feedback as I plan to elicit. Travis.