Cole brings up the wonderful topic of Internet Relations.
So I’ve decided something, Internets. We need to break up. Now don’t get me wrong, we can still be friends and hang out. But our torrid love affair? Over. You’re not good for me and I don’t like who I am when I spend too much time with you.
How about you? What hobbies, tips, or techniques do you have for keeping your writerly battery charged?
Wow, breaking up is hard to do!
Gotta say, I’ve been tempted to leave. How can one resist the temptation of a book giveaway, a blogfest, or a here’s-all-you-need-to-know-to-get-published post?
I’ve decidedly developed a love-hate relationship with the Internet.
The downsides are simple, but massive. Sometimes, I just want a break from the torrential stream of information from social networking. Other times (even though I’m stoked for the person), I get disappointed in my own lack of success when I see a writer get agented or sign a book deal.
So, why do I stay connected? The people. Scratch that. The wonderful, incredible, knowledgeable, goal-driven, hard-working, always supportive writers who I’ve met online. Without you guys and gals–YES, YOU!–I would never have gotten past my first newbie-mess-of-a-manuscript. I wouldn’t have learned the ins and outs of writing techniques, how to write a query letter or synopsis, or how to network.
I guess love wins out.
If you missed Margie’s answer from yesterday, click here.
Shaun’s up tomorrow.