Subscribing Saves the Day (Again)
**All Links are at the bottom. WordPress was being bad and won’t let me link to other blogs**
Hi everyone. I think I am up to four people following but that is only because I (accidentally) followed myself.
Anyway, the last few weeks have been busy and once again I am guilty of putting my writing on a shelf. Sure, there was plenty of time to get a few pages out. During the hurricane I had a flash drive and power but no internet so no distractions of Facebook and Youtube. But I got wrapped up in my other things to do. Like pour waffle mix all over the floor so I had to go clean that up(true story). Then I took all my notebooks and folders and dumped them on the floor so I had to organize them. Followed by editing a script and giving the stink eye to my kid’s books. Before I knew it, Sunday evening had arrived and my house was a mess so it had to be fully cleaned for Monday.
What is the point? The point is multiple projects poses a danger but other writers can help keep you on track. How? By subscribing. By using their advice and lessons and letting them help form good writing habits. I started out this post because one writer I follow was questioning the wisdom of more than one project. Her blog post had links to similar posts by other writers.
By subscribing you open yourself up to a whole world of support, attention and advice. You learn you are not alone in your wacky writing world. You connect with one person, and they connect with more people and those doors and windows become a network of people at your disposal.
You will also learn how to balance your workload by reaching out to people who will keep pushing you forward. If you share some of what they do there is a good chance they will do some publicity for you. It is a society of enabling and Darwinism combined. It is ok to support the new writers but it the
fittest best social media plan that makes it.
Anyway, I have a weekend of couch hunting, TV shopping and making sure my two new kitties will be ok in their new home. Perhaps Monday I can finish Fish once and for all and have her ready for agents and editors alike.
Kristen Lamb http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/
Emerald Barnes http://ebarnes23.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/bang-head-here/
Maggie Madly Writing: Two Is Better Than One
Tamara Paulin 10 reasons not to start a new writing project
- On Muses, Procrastination, and Writer’s Block (anaquana.wordpress.com)
- Subscribing ~ It can be a Dangerous Thing ~ Well, at least Right Now (promiseofcookies.wordpress.com)
- How to Average 100+ New Subscribers Every Time You Guest Blog (tjantunen.com)
- How to Connect with Your Readers (thewritersrefuge.wordpress.com)