Hello to all. This is the hardest part. I started writing a novel about two years ago. It is a "hit and miss" effort as I find myself working on it during my spare time, which has been damn little. I do have it outlined and am about a third of the way complete. I'm at 3o,000 words right now and have a plan to complete the rest in a few months. I'm sure I will be needing some help and I'm looking forward to participating in this forum. I'm on target and I like most of what I have written so far. I will have a better feel about it in a few months. I look forward to completing the first draft. I really want to get to that point. I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and writing is new to me. I was looking for an outlet and it gives me more pleasure than I thought was possible.