Though I just joined the website, I decided to create a journal here so that I can record my progress and share some thoughts with those readers who will hopefully find my thoughts somewhat helpful. I am not a fiction writer by nature, but I will give a a shot. I began writing fiction on August 5, 2015, and I must say it is quite difficult. My first "chapter" so to speak is 77,488 words (415,013 characters for the curious) and contains 10 unique characters. To keep it simple for this summary, each of the characters awaken and are devoid of knowledge and come together and have interactions before the end of the 25th day. Each one brings their own strength and ability to the table, but conflicts and desires run amok. Perhaps I will expand on the details in time, but it is very difficult to get into the mindset of each character. The "lead" character is a female of great intelligence and mind, but is weak physically and is much smaller than any of the others. The character refuses to be written by my hand or head, and instead possesses a unique viewpoint that is baffling to me. Writing this character seems to be more a re-telling of "her story" as if by a quaint fireside chat in a summer evening. She will correct me and become angry if I interpret her emotions incorrectly. She will console me when I get frustrated with her thoughts, but never explain herself. Her will is so strong, I do not feel like I am the writer. Our relationship is complicated.