You know all those writers who gripe about people who say they want to write, read all the books about writing, but never actually ass-in-chair write. Well, that's me. I've wanted to write since I was a kid. I've read all the books, listen to interviews with writers, read the magazines. I was even a professional editor for a few years. But I'm turning 50 in two months and I've never written anything over 200 words that wasn't for marks. A friend of ours just retired this year and we found out he's writing a book. He's published "hundreds" of articles over the years and now he writes every day. It just so happens I've been temporarily layed off from my job so I thought: if not now, when? So I'm working on a story that's been rattling around in my head for years(?). I'm two weeks into the plot development and it's going...OK. Wish me luck!