I'm Trish, but you can call me Hey you, or You there, or whatever. I'll answer to nearly anything....lol. I am currently an aspiring writer about 15 chapters in on a bastardized fiction version of my own life story. I am hoping to find help and support here, and give some too I am a 30 year old mom of 2 kids and 2 very large dogs. I found my love of reading very early on and at the age of 10 started reading Nora Roberts, Stephen King, and anything else I could liberate from my mother without her knowing. I've been writing since about the age of 12, but never have attempted to have anything published. Due to a very debilitating illness since 2007 I can no longer work and I feel that now is the time to try. Both children are in school all day and I have nothing but time. I no longer even have the option to drive and am now house bound. Writing is my outlet, and I if I don't try, how then will I ever know? I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all. Anything you'd like to know, ask. I'm pretty open, and I'm not afraid to tell you to MYOB when I'm not feeling open. I don't offend easily, enjoy a good debate when warranted, and try very hard not to offend anyone else. If I do offend though, please let me know. I tend to be blunt, and sometimes I overstep. I'll apologize ahead of time Thanks for having me!