After fighting against all the advice, I succumbed and treat the writing as a part-time job. I write every day, Mon-Fri, take weekends off, and write first thing in the morning. I belong the the local chapter of the Romance Writers Association and love to learn from the other members. I do belong to a critique group, but have been more of a critic than a contributor because my story isn't finished enough to share.
I am the official grammar and spelling police in our group due to my experience as professional editor and proofreader, so that is my contribution until the manuscript is done.
I work as a registered nurse in the surgical care line, usually in the recovery room, and I would never, under any circumstances, consider for five seconds writing a story set in a hospital. I write to get away from that, but I'm more than willing to answer any questions anyone may have that I am able to that fall in the area of wounds, sickness, or healing.
I love reading historical fiction, and three of the four of my works in progess are historical fiction. The other is a young adult fantasy.
Although I am not yet published and have never blogged, I was allowed to join this group. I hope my offerings are of value. I enjoy reading what the others have written so far and look forward to getting to know you all better.