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Greetings all. I am very happy and honored to join the group! I have been a failed writer for quite some time -- that is, I have always wanted to try my hand at writing, but have failed to do so. I have written a few things here and there, but nothing for publication, just for my own amusement.

I decided a while back to fish rather than cut bait, although my progress has been slow. I am now working on a number of stories, some more well formed than others. My greatest strength is a very active imagination and creative streak.

I love science fiction -- both written and cinematic -- and would like to be published eventually. We'll see about that.

I have been keeping a blog, although I am a rather infrequent poster. Regardless, it should give you a sense of where I am coming from if you're interested. It's at: decayingorbits.wordpress.com

I spend most of my time working in Washington, D.C. (in the big 5-sided building on the shores of the Potomac) or commuting there and back from my home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This, of course, is my central challenge: finding time to write. Any suggestions in that regard would be most appreciated.

Here are a few more anecdotes about me: I can fly a helicopter, I've kissed the Pope's ring, shaken the President's hand in the Oval Office, saw Led Zeppelin in concert, attended the World Cup, and worked on a turkey ranch. I also have multiple Master's degrees, and can play the guitar. I love German beer, jazz and soccer. And science fiction.

I really love science fiction.

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Welcome to the treehouse.
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Welcome. My advice on finding time. If you have a long drive, get a digital recorder. If you commute via rail or simialr don't, because it will look like you lost your mind.
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Um, Tiergan with blue tooth cell phones there are too many people who look that way already, variable will just another of the lost mind crowd.

And varriable_1960 welcome. This is a fun place and a learning place. And don't worry about looking like you have lost your mind...At least half of us look that way anyway. [Smile]

But seriously some of us know a thing or three about writing and don't mind sharing. However as you explore the treehouse watch out if you see a unicorn that looks like who has lost its mind be careful, she can be mean or snarky at times.

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Thanks everyone. I am commuting via car, but will shortly take up the train exclusively, although I like to sit in the "quiet car" so no audio recorders for me. But I do agree that it will provide a good hour or so of time to write, and my iPad works great for that!
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Ah, the Potomac. I swam across it a few times. Of course I was wearing a hazmat suit because the water was dangerously irradited, with 200 kilos of ammunition on my back. [Razz]
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