Just wanted to say "hi." I'm fifty-two and new to social media, too, which I also refused to comprehend until just recently. Really, my Twitter feed *still* looks like algebra to me.
How's your book coming along? I hope to look into some of your posts above. I write memoir, too, but in my blog http://www.losingfarther.com/ They're pretty much stories shaped from life, with a post-breast-cancer thread running through. I'm looking for readers as well as a community of memoir-lovers.
Gotta run now but hope to return to your page soon!
Ah gum chewers. My sister and I feel exactly like you do, as a matter of fact I have said things to people about their gum chewing. My sister and I can't stand people who smack their food and chew with their mouth's open. We think we got this way because our mother and grandmother got strict with us about gum chewing and eating our food when we hit the third grade. We both remember the same incident. I guess the pressure made us neurotic about those things.
I have to ask you about something. When I wrote my book RUN I did it totally without direction and the only editing I had was 2 family members and 2 friends. People who've read it really liked it, but there are major problems. The formatting is terrible, and I mean bad. It's so bad that after I saw it in print I didn't write another thing. In May of this year I renewed my determination and found a degree program for creative writing. Boy what a smart decision that was! I'm so pleased with what I'm doing now I'm afraid to promote my book because I think it could ruin me before I get started. What do you think I should do?
...and I never even mentioned the TIME THIEF component! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!! Definitely keep in touch! My writing is hit and miss. While I blog write on http://hideaheart.wordpress.com, I've longed to write a number of stories, but can't seem to get around to it.
BTW: When you write on your blog are you also keeping a printed copy or CD copy of your work as back up?
PS I tried sending this as a reply to your message but SW must be too busy because the 'send' button wasn't working!
To your question, lol I would suppose it depends on how much you blog. If you blog everydaythen just a reminder that you have new content daily would be good every once in awhile especially if theres something you think would be pertinent to the group. HOWEVER, if youre like me and havent gotten a regular blogging time going and come out every month or more in between with content, then by all means let us know so we can cheer you on! Either way, I'd highly doubt youd be obnoxious!
AND thank you for your question, it makes me realise there shuld be a question section on our page for the group.
Welcome to my group, Blooming Late. I dont think Ive properly welcomed you. I want to encourage you to introduce yourself to this great and supportive group of gals! We are all here for each other and would love to hear all about you. Please get started in the "kicking things off section" and then follow up with telling us all about your accomplishements and goals for the future-I think you will find all the encouragement you will need here!
"Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites. This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info. As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir. Just click here…"
"Catherine, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.
Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.
Warmly, Meg Waite Clayton…"
Working on my memoir, I've turned to many, many (many many, too many) books with tips on how to get started, organized, and inspired. I also read a lot of what other authors say about the process and will share quotes here, as well. I'll begin…See More