Hello esteemed writers! I had never written anything interesting in my life, and had never considered calling myself a writer, until last Christmas. I do have technical writing skills, (to some extent), and I have a good imagination. I decided to write a scifi about an artifact my son found on a camping trip we went on. It took 45 days and there was 125K words. I was relentless, 10 pages a day, did not let writers block stand in my way. no one at home knew I was writing until it was done. My son who found the artifact on the camping trip edited it and threw it onto Amazon, how cool is that? I have a hard copy 120 days after getting out of bed one day and saying "I think I'll write a novel". It was fun and totally empowering, I learned a lot, something to do when I'm an old man I thought, when I get out of bed and hobble down the stairs to breakfast, a flash of a new idea, something to understand myself or the world better. I'm now thinking of a 3 books series and have 25K words into it however at a slower pace. That is leading me into lots of questions. When is a book actually finished?, I keep want to go backwards to add depth, and tie in a broader concept, I'm struggling with this, any comments? I am really looking forward to engaging this diverse community of imagination to learn more about what kind of new world I have fallen into after jumping out of the airplane. I'm not out to make money, I don't think it should drive a writer. I'm probably not good enough anyway, but I think my first baby is pretty cute, if you ask me The book is called "The Green Rock" by Roy Henry. I will be back!