Do you know who's not wasting enough time? YOU are not wasting enough time. True, true.
So to solve that problem, there is a new Forums link up at the top of the page that takes you to a nice sandbox area for chatting. How does this accomplish anything more than chatting in threads? It doesn't! Except you can make your own threads, so that's kind of cool. If anyone feels an urgent need to make threads, please do so. This is sort of an experiment to see what people do/don't want on the site. If it gets used, great; if not, we'll scrap it. If nothing else, I have a place to post my own personal randomness because I feel oddly guilty using the actual site for that. As if you all want to hear my randomness. The very idea.
Also. J.D. made me promise not to tell too many people, but ya'll are practically family. J.D. and I (mostly J.D., because she's so much smarter than I in this regard) are working on a more "writerly" forum. It's kind of a mini-NaNo because I find the actual NaNo forums a little ginormous and overwhelming. J.D. and I are also using the forum to collaborate on some author anthologies we'd like to put out -- it's a great way to get writerly toes wet and increase brand name -- and you're all invited to pitch in if you're interested. The forum is here, and though J.D. says it's very much under construction, I think it's pretty sweet. I've got my NaNo first chapter up (the new new one) and I encourage all the Nanites to post the same if you want.
Now back to your regularly scheduled posting.