I have always loved writing. However, when I was working up through the ranks in the navy and then, especially, as a Naval Officer, I used my extra time to do other things, usually related to fixing or just lounging. Writing never really made the cut. Now that I am retired, I am feeling much more compelled to write for real. After reading a Writer’s Digest magazine at the library, I decided to focus more seriously on my blog and turn it into something more than just writing to myself. Also, I decided to take the advice I read in the magazine and put myself in contact with other writer’s. It has just been recently, ya see, that I actually started to consider myself an aspiring writer.