Thursday, June 16
Twitter Me This
I have a confession to make. I don't get the Twitter phenomenon. I've tried. Really. I even have my mc tweeting within the first couple of pages of my manuscript. Doesn't mean I've gone over to the blue side.
I follow Celebs---Nathan Fillion--and I have to admit I got a special thrill at first when I'd get a tweet from him, as if Castle were tweeting me personally. But, honestly, the thrill is gone.
I follow writing gurus--Authoress and Nathan Bransford; published authors--Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare; aspiring or soon-to-be published--Roni Loren; agents--Mandy Hubbard, Ginger Clark, and Jen Rofe.
And I still don't get it. Most of the time I feel like everyone is speaking a secret language that I'm not privvy to. It's like a high school flashback. Cliques anyone?
And when the tweets aren't in this secret language, they're kind of boring. Why do people think we need to know every thought that pops into their head? Or every trivial action they partake of? Like all writers, I'm fascinated by what an agent does, what they want to represent, but I don't give a rats ass if they had a Greek salad-hold the feta (except why have a Greek salad without feta cheese??? That's just crazy talk)
The people I really feel sorry for are the ones who choose to follow me. I always want to send them a blanket apology. "Sorry. I just am not that interesting. Maybe someday I'll get it."
So, my question: Do you twitter? Do you get it? And feel free to follow me (wishwryter) and my sincere apologies ahead of time. On the bright side, you won't be onslaughted with useless information about my life.