Hi, I've just joined and wanted to introduce myself. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be an author and from time to time I have sat in my room typing away on my laptop but never really taken it anywhere. I have recently sat down and planned a novel properly (rather than simply writing random passages and lines that pop in to my head as usual!) and I am determined to follow it through to the end and, eventually, send it off to publishers...I don't anticipate that it's going to be an instant best-seller but I figure that I'm not going to become an author by not writing! Anyway, I want to say hello to everybody and introduce myself. I am currently working as an office manager and I am unpublished but I hope to change all that! I have always wanted to be an author and, although I have tended to write down bits and bobs that have popped in to my head from time to time, I have never really stuck to it and written a complete novel. I sat down last night and I wrote myself a plan for a novel and have started writing my first draft (only 500 words so far but it's a start!) and I really am determined to stick it out and complete it. I know that it's unlikely to be a number one best-seller as it's my first novel but it's my first step towards my dream! Nice to meet you all!