Hi everyone, I'm new here but not exactly new to writing. You see, I lost my writing some years ago and have struggled to get back into the activity, since. I recently wrote a mash-up of my previously lost writing in a very short story, so short in fact that it constitutes a scene. Doing this hasn't accomplished much, but it has given me some sense of closure to my now non-existent drafts. I began writing at a young age, even before computers were a thing everybody had. And now I'm a little better off for having one, and having taught myself to type. Only today, I continued to work on a romance story but have struggled with that, because I don't normally write romance, and nor have I ever done so. But the purpose of doing so is to find out what genre I'd like to write in, as it's been so long, and my previous drives have changed. I've been reading a fair number of thriller, mystery, and suspense novels lately, beside the odd action novel (which I've also enjoyed), but haven't found distaste in some romance novels I've read. One a Mills and Boon. There are times I get bored with reading -- like now -- and want to do something else, but that's marginally due to what I'm reading, namely the quality of the work I'm engaged with. I recently joined onlinebookclub.org where I've been reviewing books for small amounts of money, and so have been subjecting myself to all sorts of poorly written or otherwise less-than-interesting stories which I wouldn't otherwise be reading. In between reading these, however, I'm finding new release novels by proclaimed authors' and enjoying them immensely. I would read several books "at a time" but found it disorientating. So I stick to one at a time now, besides that one by Bryce Courtenay, Tommo & Hawk which has sat idly holding a bookmark for quite a long time. Although, I do read a chapter of it in my down time between books. So there's my story, and what brings me here. The blogging just wasn't cutting it (I have zero followers, I think), and having found myself needing some feedback, googled writing forums, and found this site. I signed up, and uploaded my profile picture, happy that there wasn't a minimum post count required to achieve this, and had a short browse of the writing which has been submitted by members here, which I couldn't do - until I signed up. Did so, and posted my introduction, so there we are.