Growing up I was never into reading. I never spent nights with a flashlight reading late into the night and quite honestly thought reading books for assignments for school a chore. It might be shameful to admit, but Audible is what got me into to literature about 2 years ago. I'm sure many of you would clutch your pearls in horror to think of someone who doesn't love the musty smell of a old book and when asked what I would bring to a deserted island, wouldn't even for a second contemplate a book. It happened about 2 years ago. I had a dream about a heroine and a science fiction novel that I felt compelled I had to get onto paper. I've completed that first novel, and while there are many parts when I read I swell with pride thinking how clever, or amazed I am that I a person who hated reading wrote something so excellent, there are other parts of the novel that are lacking. I have just finished my 4th draft of the novel and am at a loss of where to go from here (the novel is quite good, but there is just something I can't put my finger on that isn't quite right). Does any one else feel that way? Or am I anal? I felt inspired to reach out to a writing community to perfect my craft, and to improve my creative writing through short stories and character development. I hope that this forum will be a place of great growth for me.