Hello, all! I'm super duper excited because I've joined Juliana Brandt's Warm Fuzzies Blogfest, where we spend four weeks celebrating being writers and blogging on various subjects. Juliana's blog is here.
The first topic Juliana has presented is how to broach the subject of being a writer to people who aren't writers.
For me, I tell everyone I possibly can because I LOVE being a writer, I want and plan on being published, and I want everyone to know it! Plus, I love answering questions about my books or writing, or oftentimes it branches off so that we end up chatting just about books that we love, which is also fun.
Random thought: There is totally a book board game out there called "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night."
You get together with all your other book nerd friends and quiz each other with the opening lines of books. I'm totally getting it for myself for Christmas. :o)
Juliana has also asked that we share our best/worst responses when we've told someone we're writers. I mostly get this response:
"Really?" *eyebrows leap off foreheads* "What is your book about?"
Then I tell them my little spiel, and they mostly just nod. A few tell me they'd like to read it. Ta dum.
Anyway, check out the blogfest. And also--my friend Liz is having a Halloween Spooktacular Contest on her blog with agent Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary judging and offering a query and first ten pages critique! Check it out here.
And what about you? Do you tell people you're a writer?
Warm Fuzzies Blogfest
Warm Fuzzies Blogfest Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I'm a mother, a Mormon and a musician, and I squee over all things pink and sparkly. I write books about doors that shouldn't be opened and enchanted tears that shouldn't be shed. I'm the proud wife of a farmer, and we live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in tractor-induced traffic jams are highly likely. I believe anything can be made better with a good attitude and maybe a book packed away for those just-in-case times.