Alright, so here's how the story goes... For the past few days I've been searching for a community such as this. There are several out there. Similar, perhaps, but what interest me is the people who populate them. So here I am, after meticulous lurking. As some of you may have noticed, I actually joined a few days ago, but I felt that beginning with an introduction is a bit heavy. So far, I love it here! Yes. About me, then! I'm a 28 year old man-child with an ambition for writing. I have started a few projects, but never gotten very far. I sit, and think, and plan. I write an introduction, perhaps. Then silence... This time I actually have a decent idea for how the story is going to play out. And then I actually write, of course! Just a few chapters in, and the going is slow, but progress is progress nonetheless. I still have a severe case of editing while I'm writing, which is something I have to work on. My other works (if they warrant such a description) usually consisted of a setting, and then some very convoluted and over-complex order of events that needed to happen, with no idea how to get there. I'm saving these tidbits for later use in any form they may fit. My current project is a Sci-Fi of sorts. I'd say it falls somewhere nearer the "softer" variant. It's about (attempts at) politics on a large scale. Shaky diplomacy, as a new species of sentient beings have just been discovered (Who discovered who may be a matter of some contention). It's a story about rampant piracy and resource exploitation, and those who get caught between all this. Most of all, this is a story about fucking around in space. Other things I like to do is make music and drink alcohol in lonliness. That's about it, I suppose. Hope I'm welcome! I'm getting involved, and try to give some advice here and there, but don't listen to me! It may just be the end of your fantastic novel! Cheers!