Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm ready for another party. Where are we meeting?

By Brooke Favero

Last week I was at my cousin's wedding. It was more than fun. My cousin hired a DJ and it was Club Wedding. A real Party in the USA---my girls and I danced till our feet hurt. Good times.

My cousin and her new husband were so in love and full of hope---kind of like me and my new WIP. I love it, I can't wait to see it every night. But I know eventually, I'll hit The End and then revision will set in and kill the magic.

So how do you keep the love alive with your current work in progress?

For me, I surround myself with writers via blogs, crit groups, conferences, and Twitter. It motivates me, inspires me, and pushes me to be better. Last night I followed the middle grade writers' chat on Twitter and it helped me look at my current project from a new light.

Twitter is a hot mess of words, so I thought today I would list some of the Twitter groups I poke around in for great info and inspiration:

This is a short list, where do you go?


Marlena Cassidy said...

I haven't really participated in my Twitter groups, but I do like following authors who talk about their editing and such on Twitter. Sometimes we'll have little chats and it's just a lot of fun.

Kay Theodoratus said...

Love the "#"s. Always learn something new from people I've never heard of before.

I visit many that you do. One I wish I could find is a straight fantasy hatch. #fantasy includes football.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I'm in the middle of Rach Write's platform building blog campaign. It's open until Aug. 31. Participates are using the #writecampaign hash tag. I'm still working my way through Kristen Lamb's book on social networking/media. A lot of folks use the #myWANA for the We are Not Alone. I see #picturebook used and I know there's a specific chat, but I can't find that right now.

Patricia Stoltey said...

My WIPs and I always have a love/hate relationship. Right now, I'm loving it so work is going well.

As for Twitter hashtags, I use them occasionally, but I don't spend a lot of time perusing hastag topics unless I'm zeroing in on a specific author's book launch.

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