Hi, all Decided to poke around here after getting an email from the CW administrators. I'm a former journalist and current stay-at-home mother working on completing the first draft of my first novel. I live in northern Norway with my husband and our two toddlers. Lots of genres interest me and I'd like to try my hand at a few. My WIP is a suspense/thriller and I'm also researching for a historical fiction novel, while jotting down ideas for a fantasy epic. I'm not sure whether I'll attempt self-publication, but I'm curious about it and want to learn all I can. Successful self-published authors have skills and qualities that every aspiring writer would do well to take note of. I may not post much since I know next to nothing, but I intend to lurk a little bit and learn from my betters.