Hello everyone! I've been struggling with writing my first novel for quite some time now, and I finally got past an area I was having trouble with and wrote 12 thousand words today. I feel like I could fly. After remembering that flying was unfortunately impossible, I figured joining a writing forum would be the next logical step. I'm Canadian, and my favorite genre would have to be mystery. I love the Golden Age of Detective fiction, from Christie to Carr. My dream is to one day start the Silver Age of Detective fiction in the west, which admittedly is near impossible. But how did that song go again? "If you don't dream big, then what's the use in dreaming?"