I'm leaving Forward Motion, at least for a while. I might be back and I might not, but I almost certainly won't be back for at least a month.
Here is the situation:
For fourteen years, I've worked at FM trying to help writers find their way to publication (and these days that means traditional or Indie). For nine of those years, I've run the site. I even ran it off and on during Holly's rule, though most people didn't realize it. I enjoy the work -- a person has to if she spends that many years at something without pay. Oddly, this is not about income. The site doesn't cost much to run these days since we moved to the wonderful Tiger Tech site. Vision costs more, but that's been my choice. Yes, I'm a bit low on funds now and having trouble dealing with the current Vision, but that's not the big problem.
The problem is a run of negative returns on my work. Not income -- I would have loved to see more people support me as a writer, but that is something different. In the last six weeks or so, I've had four different people tell me in various ways how I am doing things wrong, not helping writers and ruining Forward Motion.
So, I decided it was time to step away. I have turned the site over to the moderators and now it's up to them to figure out what they think will work at the site. If you are a member of the site, go ahead and talk to the moderators. Discuss what you think the site needs. Be helpful rather than complaining.
I suspect you guys can come up with some interesting things to do. Good luck and have fun.