Hey thanks all for your kind words- long-winded and reminiscent of Meatloaf- thanks Crow! Ha!
Um, just wanted to remind the twice as many people who've been to this post that it is in fact part 2- part 1 is around here somewhere if you've got another hour.
I really needed to write this. I had sort of been saving up, thinking about things- I really like writing it here instead of in my journal where no one will read it.
Anyway, the story has just begun. I will keep writing. Now that the background is out there I can relate some more specific experiences as they occur.
I see a few people on here talking about co-authoring a novel- not a bad idea.
There are some really good writers on this forum.**places bug in your ear**