So, I'm really happy to read some of the threads on some of the forums here, and see that I am not the only writer here who is just now trying to find my way into the community. The shadowed voice in my brain was assuring me that I would be the only one here who was new. That real writers have been writing for a long time and they will all be able to spot my obvious incongruity with the rest of the members. Even though I am much better able to dismiss that voice than I ever have been, it's nice to immediately have that dismissal validated.
I'm looking forward to exploring what this site has to offer, and I'm grateful to all of the members that have presented such a friendly and welcoming forum in the first place.