First of all, let me say that it’s great to be a member of this forum. I’d love to get some constructive criticism and learn what I can from the experience here. I joined this site because I’m in the process of beginning my first novel. It’s off to college in about a year, and senior year is really busy with scholarships to attain, but I want to hopefully make some progress. I look forward to learning from some accomplished writers. Best wishes to you all.