Hello, everyone. I have a bit of a lone wolf complex, so I don't usually seek out forums or writing groups, but I'm hoping to read about your experiences and dig up some encouragement and motivation here. I'm 22 years old. Last summer, I completed my Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and then I realized, "I don't want to do this. Not now." I wanted to do something selfish. I wanted to do something that I loved. I picked writing. I had started a few novels when I was pre-teen age, but of course, as I grew older, I recognized them as "practice runs" and discarded those projects. A couple years ago, I started up another novel based on a D&D campaign. It was a naive project, and I didn't expect to show it to anyone or even to complete it - I just did it for myself. Then, I started taking it more seriously. I tried to rebuild the world and keep writing the story, for my own sake. Then, one day, it was done. I couldn't believe it. I had written a 50,000+ word novel. I realized that this was something I could do, something I could enjoy. I had an idea for another book that I wanted to start writing. I recognized my desire to be an author. I shared the book with my fiancee. I edited the entire novel twice. I actually began sending query letters to literary agents. Here's the problem: I don't really think that my first book is sellable. But I do think I could write one that is - a novel filled with my own unique characters, places, and plots. Right now, I'm not in school and I'm not working. I can only afford to do this thanks to my fiancee supporting us both, so I need to work hard. I don't know how much time I have to dedicate myself to writing before I need to re-enter the "real world." I'm going to try. Wish me luck.