Hello all. Briefly, I'm about 50, and I write for a living, every single day (technical work). I've been published a few times, and actually wrote some technical work that ended up in a state statute. I wrote fiction in college for fun, but set it aside to concentrate on an engineering career. Now that I work for myself and have some time, I've been writing a novel. I am about a quarter of the way through, but it's getting too epic. I followed the adage of 'let the characters tell you their stories' and I'm at 324 pages and counting. I'm thinking of breaking it up, but it wouldn't make sense in separate parts. So, I've decided to simply keep writing and hopefully at some point a path will reveal itself. Wish me luck.