I'm never sure what to say in my introduction, but I suppose it's a necessary evil, yes? Words are my refuge, my escape if you will, as I'm sure they are for many of you. From an early age, I took an avid interest in reading anything and everything, discovering along the way just what good communications skills, a vast vocabulary, and being well read could not only net for you but also make you miss out on if you came across as too stilted or not savvy enough words-wise! I've been fortunate in that I translated my love of reading and writing into a career as an editor for a medical journal; I freelance for several textbook companies as well and work as a part-time librarian -- I'm never far from a book or pen and paper. I have been writing since I was a teenager, poetry and short stories mostly. Finding this forum -- for the pent-up writer in me -- has been a boon, and I look forward to "meeting" you all! Thanks!