Hi Marilyn.

Yes, that absolutely makes sense! After 30 years in the most social of working environments, I am finding it hard to adjust to the solitary nature of this writer’s life. Friends and family do not take me seriously when I say I am “working” – mainly (I suspect) because there’s no money involved (at least none coming in ;) Plus, although I have a small band of beta readers, I am very aware of the risk of boring people if I talk for any length of time about my WIPs. In conclusion, much as I love and thrive on my solitary writer’s existence, I would really appreciate opportunities to chat in an ad hoc sort of way with other writers. In fact, that is exactly what I hoped these forums would facilitate!