I didn’t intend to get this into twitter. I love my facebook, and I always thought that twitter was something just for people with fancy phones. I use my cell phone to… brace yourselves… make phone calls while I’m on the go. And it’s left in my purse, turned off, most of the time.
A short time later, I was researching literary agencies, working towards the promise I made my husband that, this time, I would seek publication. I found a website for Nelson Literary Agency, LLC in Denver, Colorado. They had the magic combination of accepting Romance, Science Fiction, and GLBT fiction (my novels have all these elements) and SQUEE!!! they were in the state where I grew up, and someday hope to return! I found several people to follow from the lists of agents and authors.
From there, my list quickly grew as I connected with other writers of all ilks, and found other resources such as Writers Digest. Being OCD (Obsessive, in particular, though with lots of help I’ve learned to handle it) I made a point to begin each morning by scrolling back to the point in my twitter feed that I left off the previous night, to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
I don’t do that anymore. I want to, but it has become impossible. I still scroll back a little bit, but in the middle of the day, even just an hour’s worth of tweets can be too much!
So, here’s a glimpse of what I see each day.
Marie Sexton is slowing herself down for a bit, though she is still providing her followers with a little NSFW man candy every now and then. It is usually safe to assume that, if it’s from Marie, it’s NSFW, although she does sometimes surprise us with something innocent and cute.
Tiffany Reisz got her cover for “The Siren”. She and her agent are actively promoting the novel. Shoot… I can’t put the whole picture here because I promised I would keep the images to “PGish”. But click on it to go to the agency’s website and you can see it in all its steamy glory! Or here for a better view…
Tymothy Longoria is a mere 1800 words short of his word count goal. On a side note, he says “And now before I go conquer this WIP, I just realized we all sound like Elmer Fudd gettin’ scurred when we “retweet”. #JustSayin” Oh! I get it! Hey, that’s actually pretty funny…
Roni Loren has a new feature on her author/non-fictiongroupie website called “Fictional Boyfriend of the Week”
Scarlett Parrish is cursing fluently about having to write a blog post for tomorrow. Later, she adds “Hello new followers! Expect lots of swearing and filth. Well I am an erotic romance author after all, so you can’t complain.”
Jane Kindred has named Robert Downey, Jr. as her new BFF Apparently, since she mentioned him on her blog, she is now getting traffic from people randomly searching his name. Kinda like what I’m trying here…
Doctor Ruth tweets “A new CNN poll says that now a majority of Americans are for gay marriage, which is to say they’re for marriage, the way I look at.” I love Doctor Ruth!
Several friends getting ready for Seder, including Sara Megibow who is doing it twice…
Branli is tweeting from work.
Wil Wheaton (yes, Trek fans, THAT Wil Wheaton) is blogging regarding acting and loneliness today.
And then, a random tweet from someone I don’t recognize… a retweet, really, stops me in my tracks and I absolutely have to go read this NOW…
OMG!!! Me too! I must read this post and comment on it and celebrate that I found someone else writing in a world free of homophobia, where every is acknowledged to be bisexual. One difference… in my world, everyone is on a “curve”, with some preferring the opposite gender. Now I have to go figure out who “the gay YA” is… presumably “The Gay Young Adult”, and I will start following them.
And then I return to my regularly scheduled feed…
Hmmm… Wednesday is George Takei’s birthday! He always has great tweets for his fans. I want a tee shirt that says “I Retweet for George Takei!” Here’s a good one (OK, it was a Monday tweet, but who’s checking?) “An fascinating step toward Scotty really being able to beam me up! As my fans say on Twitter: #Nerdgasm”
Leah Petersen wants to know “What’s the word I’m looking for. Means always correct. An adjective.#amwriting” I feel that this is a quest I should conquer, and spend a few minutes trying to find the right word, but I fail and give up after ten minutes.
And that’s just a tiny glimpse of Tuesday! No wonder I’m not getting much actual writing done.
Oh, and Paul Teutul Jr? What’s he doing? The new episodes of American Chopper are about begin again, and they jumped through a lot of hoops to shoot a promo video without ever having Junior and Senior in the same room.