Hello everyone. Monshala, you ask? What does it mean? Well, it is a character name that just seemed to stick. I wanted to join a few forums to perhaps communicate with other motivated writers. I'm excited to get to know some of you, your genre of choice and perhaps share material for critique purposes. I look forward to the experience. A little about me... I'm a father, husband and absolutely enjoy writing. Like all of us, it's a true passion, and like most my goal is to publish something. I've put myself through college. My wife and I are currently raising 3 boys all under the age of 4 (whew, late nights let me tell you). I know this might sound strange, but I don't read as much as most people. I love to write. Obviously, I read to improve my craft, and I read at work, but when it comes to leisure reading I don't do that so much. I told myself that once I completed my book, I'd slow down and read more for the fun of it. Currently, I'm on the last chapter of a 27 chapter, first book installment to an Epic Fantasy novel. I've written it 4 times over the past 16 years because it just wasn't ready. Even now, it may need the keen eye of an editor, but my focus is to see if the content grabs the reader. Anyone can write and any accomplished editor can make improvements to a story, but the story must be noteworthy. My goal is to make a noteworthy story (like everyone else here pretty much). If you all don't mind, I'll probably start reading your entries, give constructive feedback (if suggested) and submit some of my material in the future. I want to hear from people who don't know me, and improve the craft while learning from others. So, thank you for your future interactions. Best.