*Waves enthusiastically* HELLO! Forums are addictive, aren't they? You can spend a lot of your life on them, learn from them, mess around on them, and make friends on them. I used to write on forums when I was about 17. I went to university, busied myself with other things and unplugged from the forum world. Now I'm getting married to a man who spends a lot of his time on forums and blogs, and I've joined a wedding forum and started my own blog. But we're getting married soon, I'm not naturally interested in shades of ivory, and I wanted to join a community that was a bit more... stimulating. So we'll see how this goes. At the risk of sounding like my CV... I write novels. I have been doing so since before I could actually write. I haven't published any (an agent is sitting on one, but I'm currently ignoring her and working at a redraft of another), but I want to. I sometimes write poetry. I'm not sure if I have any aspirations for that. I used to be a member and organiser of the Inklings creative writing group in Oxford, but now live in Birmingham. After the wedding, we were thinking about setting up another group, maybe. When I write, I live and breathe writing. I become very obsessed and my facebook friends complain about my status updates. I also have downtime when I'm distracted by other things, like getting a degree or planning a wedding. I really want to finish my mamoth rewrite, but my plot and characters are all extremely complicated, so the process is not particularly linear.