Hi all! Raccoon here - the cookie stealing kind, naturally. Nice to see such a busy place dedicated to writing! I've been looking for something like this for a long time, albeit mainly as a lurker rather than a poster. The change of heart is an attempt to kick myself out of a rather gruesome case of writer's block... joining a writers' forum seems a little more pro-active than waiting for inspiration to strike. Last time I joined a forum (about five years ago; I really am more accustomed to lurking), I made some incredible friends, so I'm looking forwards to chatting with you all.