Hey there everyone, I've been lurking for a few months now and figured it was time to get a bit communicatey and say hi! I've been writing for myself forever, but have never really shared it. One of my main goals is to write a novel (no grand ideas of being published...yet. I'd just like to finish something I start for a change!) and truly, my motivation levels have really increased since frequenting this forum. I try to write every couple of days but working full time and having two children under five usually keeps me on my toes and away from the keyboard. Plus all my notebooks tend to end up covered in drawing of lions eating space monsters, or characters from the Wiggles. Sometimes it's vegemite toast pressed between the pages (and if the toast's not in the notebook, it's usually in the VCR.) Clearly the kids share my creative DNA! The last few years of writing have specifically been cathartic pieces helping to deal with my PND and anxiety. I finally feel like I have emotionally vomited as much of that stuff as I can, and now my head and heart are in a much better place, so I'm looking forward to working on my fun creative side again. I've missed it. Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to becoming a part of this community and (hopefully!) finally sharing my work.