I've dedicated the last 48 hours to overhauling Crossing Chalk. Some things have to be done. It's like purging your closet of old t-shirts with yellow arm-pit stains, the ones that have dates on them --like Snowboarding 1998. Believe it or not I have a long sleeve t-shirt with this on the front. It's so comfortable that you fall asleep within 10 minutes of putting it on. It's twelve years-old and it's still a staple in my closet, yellow pit stains and all.
Make sure to click on over to CHALK TALK, a new message board I've created for writers like us. There are many useful, if not famous, message boards out there, and I'm not trying to compete with them. You see, over the last two years I've become part of this writer's community-internet-blog-world thing, and now that I've taken the time to read and loiter on the web long enough to know what's useful, I've decided it's time that a new forum came to town. (Change is good, unless you're a pig in a safe house, then you just hope the door never opens).
But seriously, I'm not hoping for a thousand users, I'm hoping that writers see an opportunity to connect with other writers and publishing industry professionals, ones outside of their comfort zone and familiar web-based groups. *Familiarity is nice, but opening yourself up to a new place can create new opportunities, ones that could benefit you greatly. There are thousands of us out there, and there can never be too many quality places to network. Writers, editors, agents, publishers, and minions--who fetch coffee for all of these people--are welcome.
So click on over and post a new topic or reply to a current one. There are no boundaries. Well, let me recant. Posts are limited to anything and everything about writing for young people. You hear that, Murph!
Okay, a thousand users would be cool.