Hi all. I'm a 26 year old from London. I'm a professional bid writer so I spend all day writing and editing non-fiction, which I really enjoy, but I've also been a stop-start fiction writer since I was a child. I would like to finally get a novel finished and see if I have any potential as a commercial fiction writer. I'm currently working on a suspense romance. I wrote from January to April and ended up with a 90,000 word draft, then gave myself a break to focus on finishing the first year of my master's degree. I'm now back on it and have about 30,000 words of my second draft done. After this I have GOT to get an extreme horror novel out of my system. I have found a couple of authors I can rely on in that genre but there is a real lack of good stuff out there. To be fair, that probably reflects the real lack of readers interested in extreme horror, but I'm not in it for the money! I joined because I'm really stuck with a particular point in my story. I've posted a thread about it in the plot development sub-forum. I'm sure in another couple of months I'll be ready to post a few chapters in the workshop and get some constructive criticism. I'll also be in there to read other people's once I've found my feet. Anyway, hello!