In a world of ever growing technology at the touch of a fingertip, it's becoming essential to stay "connected" "plugged in" "tech savvy" "on the up and up" "in touch" and whatever other phrase you have for keeping up with the latest
I have a twitter account, but at the moment I don't update it and I don't check tweets or feeds or chirps or whatever. But I should. I really should. Because there is so much good information out there, so many awesome connections to make, and so many people (like literary agents) telling me to DO IT.
But (and use your best whiny voice here) do I HAVE to? It's just ONE more thing for me to try to keep up with. I feel like trying to keep up with twitter will push me over the edge. I'm one step away from falling. Between Little Monster, work, writing, cleaning, reading, blogging, PTO, birthday parties, social events, gymnastics, husbands (there's just one there, but I was on a plural roll), sleeping at least 8 hours a night, family time, MY SHOWS, critiquing, emailing, cooking, cleaning some more, dog walking, exercising, and pulling my hair out, do I really have time for ONE MORE THING?
I really should just dive in and start a tweet deck thingy, so I can keep up with writerly things. Because lets face it: it's all apart of being an author in the 21st century. I have to keep up with the times, whether I like it or not.
So what do I give up? Well that's easy: cleaning. Bye-bye Mr. Clean, hello cute little twitter bird.
(okay so after some consideration, the tweeting may have to be put on hold a bit longer. I'm seriously going to split in two if I put one more thing on my plate. And there is this little thing called a manuscript I haven't touched since my break)
So what do you think? Is tweeting really that important? Do I need to try to fit it in, or can I wait until I'm published? (that is what I said about blogging, but here I am...)(and I love it, btw)(which is why I'm kind of drowning...I think I love it too much)(and parentheses are pretty cool too...)
Alex J Cavanaugh who presented me with the Making Smiles on Faces Award! I'm tickled that I make an actual published author smile! (although it was probably just gas...I used to think I was special making my daughter smile when she was a baby, turns out it was just gas)
So I'm giving it to a few of my peeps that make me smile when I read their blogs (although ALL of you make me smile!)
Colene from The Journey
Candace from The Misadventures in Candyland
Melissa from Through the Looking Glass
Erica and Christy
Alexia at the The Life and Literary Pursuits of Alexia Chamberlynn
Lisa Galek at Read. Write. Repeat
Jules Ausborn at Jules and the Stars
Love and all that jazz, see ya!