A Blogging Fact of Life
The truth is, if we don't get out there and maintain our blogging friendships by visiting other bloggers and leaving comments, our bloggerly friends will abandon us to our lonely, introverted, writerly existence with the definite impression we choose to be alone.
In my case, it's not alone time I sought, but connectivity. I've had a rough time this summer with router/modem problems and was abruptly disconnected from my wireless connection in the middle of blog-hopping, blog writing, and e-mail answering so many times I literally gave up while my gadget-loving husband fiddled with wires and moved the router to different locations (including on top of a cupboard in the kitchen) in an effort to solve our problem.
The happy news? We may have simply been suffering from an overheated modem due to the location of our equipment and the extremely hot temperatures we've experienced this summer. Apparently we don't keep our house cold enough for this sensitive little guy. Our connection has remained strong for over 48 straight hours now, and I'm home from the conference, so I hope I can get my social media life back to normal.
Chiseled in Rock Tuesday
This is "What's New from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers?" day on the rock, so I hope you'll stop by and check out the three new books I've mentioned this month. And for a real treat, take a look at yesterday's post where Janet Fogg displayed the Facebook timeline banner for RMFW, with its gorgeous collection of book covers from members' novels.
The Wordsmith Journal's Basket of Books Giveaway
You can register for this giveaway until September 25th, so visit the Wordsmith Basket of Books Contest page and check it out.
Genre Favorites Blogfest
Don't forget Alex J. Cavanaugh's Genre Favorites Blogfest is scheduled for next Monday, September 17th. The last time I looked, there are 146 bloggers signed up to participate. Is your name on the list?
My Thursday Guest Blogger
This week I'm welcoming mystery, romance, and beyond author Mel Jacob (also writing as Nell Duvall and Mary Ellen Jacob) with a blog post about genre choice. I hope you'll join us.
Setting My Writing Goals for Fall and Winter (and the Tuesday Question)
Every time I return from a writers' conference, especially one in the fall after a summer of gardening and other outdoor activities and very little writing, I'm motivated and inspired...and I start to set goals.
I'm going to spend a lot of time this week blocking out my schedule for the rest of this year and the first half of 2013.
The Tuesday Question: Do you make a schedule for the projects you want to work on (whether writing or some other creative activity), or do you tend to go with the flow?