Bonesaw checking in. After a solid decade of studying the craft in various forms, I'm about to attempt my first novel. I never duped myself into trying to write a novel when I knew I wasn't ready. Over the past six months or so, and a great deal of reading, something seems to have clicked. I feel as confident as I think I possibly could. All the components are there (at least, for what I intend to write). I mean, you know you are ready for an attempt when you are in the middle of a best-seller that's about to become a TV series and you are shooting holes in it while thinking to yourself, I know I could better. I've written a few short-stories, one of which is going out for publication. My genre is General Fiction, with Sword and Sorcery my definitive comfort zone. Robert E. Howard. Again, Robert E. Howard. Also, let it be known that the writing used in my posts, do not in anyway reflect my writing when I'm writing. Dig?