Years ago, we had a foster child who would become overly agitated whenever he had to make a choice. For example, offering him cake or ice cream for dessert, he knew he would be missing out on one if he chose the other. It caused him an excessive amount of grief.
Recently on twitter, I’ve felt a lot like he must have felt. There is a wealth of great links and information there, especially for writers. Add in facebook, and I could easily spend the whole day doing nothing but reading reading reading! But I choose not to. And in the process, miss out on a lot of great stuff.
Jane Kindred just tweeted about a new blog post “Pride and prejudice: wherein I delve deep into the crazy and scare the nice people. http://bit.ly/lMqBO5“. Must read!
Jenny Schwartz is on fire with links at the moment:
I see “Victorian”, but my mind reads it as “Steampunk potential”.
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And then Tiffany Reisz tweets “I have fallen in love with yet another Jewish guy.http://tinyurl.com/3ml3noq” Yes, I click, thinking it’s just a moment of man-candy, but in fact it turns out to be a great article on a nice little moment for gay rights.
Daisy Harris tweets “Ha! Well, I got one thing right about the god Mercury. 🙂http://bit.ly/mpVXYV” but the link is just a Wikimedia image of the god, so I must follow-up-tweet. “Got what right? The shoes?” so she tweets back “Uh… higher up…” So I go back and look at the image again. Oh… oh!
Amidst all this, I missed Sara Megibow‘s facebook offer “Have a publishing question? Open floodgates here on Facebook – comment your question here JUST FOR TODAY and I’ll do my best to answer them all….GO! :)” But that’s OK. There are plenty of people who’ve asked really great questions, and I enjoy reading through them all.
One last thing… last time I did a post about my twitter feed, the effervescent Scarlett Parrish asked that I pick something classy from her next time. So I prompted her. At first, I got a snarky “I CAN’T. I DO NOT KNOW THIS CLASSY YOU SPEAK OF.” in all caps. But the next tweet from Scarlett was quite inadvertently classy. “YOU GUYS. I just TOTLI finished editing STAY THE NIGHT.”
Congratulations Scarlett! I dedicate this humble blog post to you.