Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Twitter is like a club...

At least, it seems that way.

Yep. I just got a Twitter account a couple days ago. I finally caved. 

Being a writer, I've found myself following authors, agents, editors... and while part of it I find fascinating, I also feel like the kid sister whose fake ID (manuscript) isn't quite cutting it past the bouncers (agents). So while I get to see what the big girls are doing (the authors that ALL seem to know each other and tweet to each other all day every day constantly) (when exactly do they write all those books??), I'm not quite in that circle yet. 

Of course, I need to have a completed manuscript to present in the first place, but wowza, if you've been lazy and want the fire under you to finish a project, follow authors on Twitter. You'll work your butt off to be part of that club. 

Are you on Twitter? My username is @kristincreative so let's follow each other! 

16 comments:

  1. i've avoided twitter thus far, though i'm sure i'll cave at some point. Just not quite yet...

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  2. I love twitter. I'm still having trouble understanding what I'm doing but I am trying to be one of the cool kids. Who knows if it's working!

    About to follow you!

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  3. I just joined the other day so I'm in the same boat!
    - Sophia.

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  4. I have Twitter and...I feel the same way. Pretty much. Mostly I observe. But I'm about to follow you!

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  5. Hi Kristin. Welcome to twitter. It took me a minute to join the club. And then it took awhile to learn how to utilize it. I'm just getting the hang of it. And I'm starting to like it, but it's time consuming at times. But I love retweeting valuable info and making new networks.

    Twitter:
    @lenasledge

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  6. Oh man, I feel the same way. I'm on there but I'm not in the mix and I don't know how these authors do it and blog and write books and....everything else under the sun. I'll follow you, and maybe we can start our own cool club...of course when i say it like that I automatically make us dorks. Oh well.

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  7. I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. It IS very much like a club, and if you follow enough people, you'll see who's in and who's out. But don't let it bother you. After all, they're wasting their life 140 characters at a time, right?

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  8. I can't believe you caved. Love it!!

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  9. I love SUmmer's comment. I feel left out sometimes too but she's right, it just a waste of 140 characters...I am not socially dependent upon my computer. THere's a real world with live people waiting to be social with.

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  10. HAHAHAHA! You said everything I've thought about Twitter. I mean, I'm on there, but not really...haha Sure, I have an account but I don't actually use it more than 2 times a week. It DEF feels like a member's only club. If you're not on there all the time, you miss out on all the convos and then you have no idea what's going on.

    I also love Summer's comment. hehe And I agree - when DO they write these novels???? I think a lot of them have become career writers and/or moms, so they don't work full time at a business-y job. Maybe that's how they do it...???

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  11. Yay. Welcome to Twitter.

    The best thing I can say is just interact and don't worry about being a cool kid. Once you build up a tweet-talking relationship with people they will @reply you back more. it just takes time ;) Following you now!

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  12. I'm still avoiding Twitter. I know me, and I know that I'll get addicted to it. I have a tough enough time staying on track without reading and writing tweets.

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  13. I was scared of Twitter at first, but it's been a treasure trove of great links and sneak peeks into published writers' worlds. I came over from Deana's blog.

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  14. I'm not cool enough yet.:) Maybe if I can get another 10 words down. LOL

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  15. I have a twitter account, but I don't use it. I feel like that's what would push me over the edge of overwhelmingness. I just can't do it. Not yet. I have way too much on my plate. Maybe someday I'll be one of those cool authors on twitter too ;p

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  16. I love twitter. Sometimes it takes discipline to step away, but mostly it's a great tool for interaction and support. I'm jay_latte if you'd like to look me up :)

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