I'm new too, Linda. And I'd love to talk! How are you finding the writing process?
I find that the more often I write, the more easily I am able to reach almost a dream state -- or maybe more accurately, the feeling I have when I'm trying to quickly capture a dream after I wake up. I enter into the present tense and suspend judgment, and let my pen move across the paper.
The amazing thing is how by reading my words, I find out what I think!