Welcome to the Colony @BarbF and hope you enjoy it here. I'm sure you'll find Litopia a very welcoming environment.
There's plenty to do and we have lots of people happy to give and receive advice on works in progress. You'll get the most from the Colony with a two-way exchange and you'll be pleasantly surprised how beneficial offering critiques on the works of others is for your own work.
Litopia is a friendly and supportive community and best thing to do is dive right in. You'll find a very helpful intro here How to guide which will point you in the right direction, and the Writing Workshops Directory WWD is a great place to road test your opening pages, chapters, blurbs & synopses etc.
If there's anything you're unsure about or need help with please drop me a message and I'll be happy to help.