Well, I've been here almost a week and haven't actually introduced myself, so we'll start with the fact that I'm an introvert. When provoked, I will ramble until I run out of words, then retreat to my hole. So, I'll try to be brief. I have a strange habit of buying books I never read. I just like them. I don't like reading books on an eReader. I like bookcases, hardbacks, preferably leather, gold and silver edged pages, and the clever bookmarks from the libraries. I like to organize some of the books by color. I like to read books that remind me of why I liked reading in the first place, which includes books intended for 5th graders. Most everything I like to read has an element of fantasy, although I rarely read high fantasy. I like ghost stories and werewolves and vampires. I like the smell of books, and my best days in elementary school weren't the dreadful parties where some whining girl went on and on until she talked me into trading gifts for something I didn't want just to get her to go away. They were the days we got to paint pumpkins and the days we got the Scholastic book order forms. The Long Winter was the first book I ordered. I would love to find the right critiquing partner who could help me find my way through the book (a series) I'm working on. I also have the first draft of the first part of a trilogy written, but it needs to be completely rewritten. I'm a little stuck on part two, as well, so I lost enthusiasm. My last "editor" quit critiquing to write her own book. I received an email that said it's wonderful, and she'd like to hear more. Months later, she said she'd written a book and found a publisher. So, ideally, I'd like to find a non-writing editor who isn't at risk of being inspired to write. I'm also an artist. Hope this wasn't too long.