It's hard for me to believe that I'm actually beginning this journey. My 34th birthday was last month. I imagine, like most, I used some of that time to think about the things I wished I had done. For me, each year it usually comes back to getting started on that novel I've been wanting to write. Writing a novel is my life project. I don't want to be rich, famous, or acclaimed. This is what I feel I must do in order to just say, "I did it". Naturally, I want to develop and hone my style and skills in order to produce to the best of my ability. Getting published isn't the ultimate goal. I look forward to simply typing those final two words: The End. On a more related level, I am an avid reader. I have read nearly all of what most would consider to be "the classics". By far my favorite author is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of Sherlock Holmes. Stephen King is another favorite, though I haven't read any of his recent works. I look forward to interacting with all of you!