Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Catching Up on Summer

Terribly sorry I've disappeared as of late. It seems the end of the summer is always a chaotic time as the children prepare to go back to school and we try to force all our summer plans into the weeks remaining. Even the publishing industry seems to take a bit of a break in August. I guess we all need to recharge before fall gives way to the dark cold winter.

The next months also promise to be fairly busy as I wrap up my edits on Viridis, finish the sequel Sanctis, and, with luck, pitch to publishers. Exciting times lie ahead.

I have also recently discovered Twitter. Now I know it's been around for ages, but I never gave it much thought, thinking it would be nothing more than a long list of people's moment-to-moment activities. I now find I was completely wrong and happily surprised. It would appear that it is an excellent way to find other writers and to pass on great articles and information about the publishing industry. Who knew? Here's a great little article by Debbie Ridpath Ohi on hashtags to get you started.

I promise to post more often and will have a new contest dreamed up for you sometime next week. Until then, happy writing!



Elana Johnson said...

I'm going to check out that article, because I've been on twitter for a while now and still don't get it. Thanks!

Jemi Fraser said...

Such an exciting time for your writing right now, Calista! I know those publishers will be soon competing for Virdis :)