Hi everyone! My name's Charzie, I am very new, though I have browsed here for a while without committing enough to actually registering.

I've been writing for pretty much all of my life, but it's only in the last year that I've forced myself to commit to a Novel(tm) - before this, I've spent a lot of time roleplaying on sites which has built my confidence (and improved my prose SO much... some of the things I used to write... oh man) but I'm ready now to tackle a new and independent challenge. I'm currently nearing the end of my first draft on a novel which I condescendingly describe as 'mild Victorian ghost erotica' when I'm trying not to make a big thing out of it, and 'it's like Middlemarch but less good and with more ghosts?' when I'm trying to sell it a little bit. I guess it falls somewhere in between, but it DEFINITELY has ghosts.

I'm excited to wander around the forums and hopefully get to know a lot of you! And very excited about finally having an actual draft of a book (touch wood), mostly so I can wrench it apart and make it better.