Hmmm.... first this note in the Writer Zone on August 29th:
In an upcoming release of Windows Live Writer, we are...
and then Mary Jo Foley writes in ZDNet yesterday "Microsoft to unveil Windows Live suite this week":
The Times is unclear whether Windows Live Writer is in there, too. But it looks like it might be.
pointing to a New York Times article out on Sunday that says this:
The release, though it includes the Windows Live Writer blogging application, carefully avoids cannibalizing two of Microsoft’s mainstays, the Word and Excel programs.
(which would seem to me to be NOT "unclear" about WLW!)
All in all, this would seem to point to an impending release. Perhaps even the "1.0" release?? We'll see....