That is, until I had a lot of free time recently, and began to write something. I had no plan and initially intended just to make it as stupid as possible. I found a blog and wanted to comment, but needed to register. I did, and consequently had a blank blog to fill. I ended up with three entries, all made up on the spot, without any thought for an overall plot, and hit a roadblock. It is now at the point where I need to either think of a plot, or forget it. I'd rather do the former, as I'm beginning to enjoy it and can't bring myself to leave it. It is the first thing I have ever written, and I guess it would have to be classed under sci-fi. It would be great if I could get some advice on how to proceed with it, or some really critical comments on what I have already written. So far, all I have heard is along the lines of 'yeah, it's good, keep going', when what I would really be interested in, is someone slating it (constructively, of course). I've already read a few short stories that are published on this site, and look forward to reading more. I don't favour any particular genre, though I was pretty interested in the Gothic recently. Some favourite books and authors are; The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins), Brave New World, Ian McEwan (particularly Enduring Love and The Child in Time), Do Androids dream...?, Dracula and all that as said, H.G. Wells, Heller, Salinger, Bill Bryson, and obviously, The Hitchhiker's Guide and Tolkien. I was told I should introduce myself, so, I hope I've said the right amount.