One thing I noticed when I gave up my paying job and decided to write full time, aside from the fact that you can wear out a keyboard, eat too many cookies, and there should be a limit on coffee for some people, is that writing can be one hell of a lonely gig.
It is no wonder some writers become tortured and constantly introspective souls who prefer life in their hermitage, unable to relate to anyone else, speaking in hashtags, brewing tea all the time and talking to the animals curled about the desk while pencils get lost in the rat’s nest of her hairdo. –yeah, um. And so, I find myself feeling grateful to be doing this now, in the age of the interwebs!
For those of you who hang over at the tweeter, you’ve probably seen the #WriterWednesday or #WW hashtags where writerly folk call out other writerly folk in a little tweet high five. It feels good to be named in that way! Same goes for #FF or #FollowFriday. No matter what you’re doing in life, I am a firm believer in making connections. It is something I talk about all the time in my other non-paying day job. And it remains true in all facets of life. Nobody wants to be isolated or feel alone, exxxxpecially writers!!
The other day I was totally humbled to be awarded the Stylish Blog Award by my friend Susan over at Memoirs of a Writer. Thank you Susan! Susan and I have a lot in common and met for the first time in person this past January after being web-friends for a long time.
Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to pay-it-forward and share with you some of my new blog friends, whose blogs you might find entertaining and informative. But first, as part of the award, I am supposed to share 7 things about myself. *ahem*
And now, please meet some of my new blogerly friends!
Wendy at http://the-pickles.blogspot.com/ is my female brother from another mother (for reals). I’d call her my sister from another mister, but that doesn’t feel quite the same. So, I am open to suggestions. We can usually be spotted on the tweeter causing a ruckus and doing a whole lotta ROFLing. Follow her so she can have a 100 followers contest too!
Leah at http://www.leahpetersen.com/ writes sci-fi and her new book FIGHTING GRAVITY is coming out next year! I am entralled by the 5Minute Fiction contests she has going on and wonder if I have what it takes to get in on that action. Stay tuned!
Miriam at http://www.msforster.blogspot.com/ is another one of the ruckus-causing tweeters that you should be following. I highly recommend it. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
Lisa at http://paranormalpointofview.blogspot.com is another new blogger/writer whose blog is always worth visiting. And I won a contest over thar!
Talli at http://talliroland.blogspot.com/ is my new friend from across the pond. Her book THE HATING GAME is celebrating its paperback release and we’re all just loving the fun.
PS, a bonus:
Chuck Wendig’s blog at http://www.terribleminds.com is a new discovery for me. (Yes I realize I am late to the party, but seriously… just go follow and read and ROFL) and if you’re not ROFLing, then you’re prob just cleaning up the shreds of your blown mind.