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Thanks for the reply. A couple remarks:

I guess I am at a loss because writing is something that's always been a piece of me and it sounds like your goal is simply to boost your career by adding to your portfolio.
I guess I misrepresented myself. I am a writer by profession - grant writing -- but lately I have not been able to shake the feeling that I want/need to write fiction stories. I didn't mean expand my portfolio in the sense that I wanted to advance my career, I guess I just meant I want to write more.

I do travel a lot -- locally and internationally. I guess my renewed intereste in writing comes now b/c Im leaving my job to study in Africa for one year. I figure there will be no better fodder for stories than adventures abroad.

Thanks for you comments.
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