Hi, all! I'm Georgia. I took my name from the Newsflesh series by Seanan McGuire (writing as Mira Grant). The primary reason I came to this forum is that I was dissatisfied with the writing forum I had previously frequented; not only was it specifically for young writers and my work is definitely for the 18+ crowd, but there were some odd etiquette protocols on that site that I could never understand. I write speculative fiction. I'm currently working on what will likely end up a sprawling multi-book science fiction series about a newly formed interplanetary alliance between sapient humanoid life forms taking on the threat of a bioweapon created by a non-organic race that finds organic life both repulsive and threatening. I also have two stand-alone urban fantasy novels in the works, one inspired by Egyptian mythology about the creature that consumes the soul of evil people after death and one that is a superhero novel involving humans developing psychic abilities at an increased rate and the antihero protagonist uncovering a conspiracy against the psychic population. Well, the last one is more of a deconstruction of the superhero genre than a superhero novel, I suppose. I'm considering setting all of the works I just mentioned in the same universe. The only one I have a finished draft of, sadly, is the superhero novel, and I hope to be posting some of it here. I have some reservations about being on this (well, any) writing forum. I'm really, really queer and neurodivergent, and my writing reflects that. I got a few "your characters are all speshul snoflakes; why can't you write about normal people" comments--or worse--on the last site I frequented, and, quite frankly, those hurt. I'm nervous about having similar experiences on other fora. I also admit that I'm absolutely horrendous at accepting concrit, so I hope that I can improve on that front while on this site. The last site I frequented seemed to encourage "rip it to shreds" reviews, and I'm glad to see that this site is different in that regard. I hope this site provides an environment where I can learn to accept concrit instead of just being rabidly protective of my work.