Friday, February 25, 2011

Social Networking

It has been about a year and a half since I started on various social networks the major addiction though is twitter it really takes a lot of will power to get off the darn thing. However, it has come very useful meeting amazing agents, gaining knowledge about the literary business and connecting with other authors/writers which is amazing because whether a writer is a beginner, intermediate, published we as a community share the same emotions scared one minute about meeting deadlines or nervous about querying or disappointed about rejections. Being able to distract myself on Twitter makes the journey less stressful I don't feel so alone, the best tweets I read is when a writer that I follow let the world know he/she got an agent or getting published and sometimes that was made possible because another writer referred their agent to that writer or their blog, that has to make an aspiring writer like myself optimistic. The last point is that social networking has to be authentic don't follow other writers thinking you'll get a referral fake will be exposed and if another person feels that way then your positive networking will falter be genuine, be yourself.

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