Hello to everyone. I'm recently disabled and really have not liked the feeling of uselessness that was quickly growing. Luckily, I finally realized this was the perfect time to finally give my all to my life-long dream. I've always wanted to write, and have started many, many books over the past decades. Sadly enough, I also always let life and its crazy demands interfere with fulfilling that dream. Not now. Now I'm determined to become a successful author. And it may just happen. However, my definition of success doesn't necessarily include selling a ton of books and becoming a millionaire. Of course, I probably wouldn't run away from that if it happened. Yeah, actually, I'd be dancing for joy. Mainly, my definition of success is to have all the stories swimming around in my brain finally laid out and worded up as they're dying to be. I would love to make those lives as perfectly described as possible, turn that into an interesting story, and publish the best product I am capable of. If they sell, great. If not, I'll still take pride in my accomplishment. This month I self-published my first short story as a kindle book, and am now at page 200 of my second attempt. And I'll tell you one thing I know for sure, that feeling of uselessness is history. I finally feel like my most wished-upon star is drifting to earth to gently land in my cupped hands. Okay, that might be a little over the top, but you get the picture. I look forward to chatting with everyone in this forum and learning from you as much as I can while I grope my way through this process. Thanks for reading!