I'm a newbie to the H.R.W. forum and am glad to have found it! My writing experience began - in earnest - in early 2005. I learned a lot that year, how to set deadlines, how to meet weekly goals on pages written et cetera. But the most important thing I learned in 2005 was that when a Hurricane is coming, don't put your back-ups with your computer. And if you do, best to put them both above floodline. I like to call that a life lesson, others know it as Hurricane Katrina.
After the floodwaters destroyed my work, family homes, private belongings, I was not as concerned with writing as I was air-conditioning and electricity.
But out of the storm I came, and a different person from then on was I.
I went to college, graduated recently with my B.S. Chemistry, and got some academic publications in respected journals along the way.
Science fiction has helped me keep my perspective along the way. Namely that research into very specific things, can be part of something so much greater; something with effects that can change our world for better, or for worse.
I think this forum is a great resource. If I take anything away from it, it is my hope that I can also give it back.
So I thank you for reading my lengthy introduction and look forward to reading and helping critique the ongoing works of this forum.
Welcome, Trey. One of my worst nightmares...losing all my work. There are others, of course. Just lost two chapters recently by doing them on a computer with newer software then trying to open them on mine. I'm hoping recovery is still possible. I'm not exactly sure what happened.
Be welcome and let this place warm your heart and inner writer.
Sounds like you have experience writing which is good... also good for us with what you can add to the discussions here as well as what you can learn.
I lost a chapter and a few pages plus two or three stories. But not from a flood. Egads.
However as you explore the treehouse do be careful no high winds in here but there's a small room that might flood if you touch the wrong control wheel. And there's a unicorn wondering the treehouse, be careful she can be a mean one.