I've just done one of the scariest things in my life. Joined Twitter.
I debated for months about whether or not to do it. Why? It is a social media vortex where many writers lose themselves and no longer have time to write.
Yes, I've heard some writers claim, "I only tweet ten minutes a day tops." My question to them, "are you really reaping the true benefits of Twitter from ten minutes a day?" *Sound of birds chirping as writer friend doesn't respond.
Making friends and building a network of connections takes an investment of time, especially in the beginning. I knew this going in and I'll be honest, it terrified me. Still does.
So, many of you are probably wondering what convinced me to do it. Kristen Lamb.
My calling is to write. Getting published is the bridge to my ultimate destination. The land of successful authors selling books.
According to the brilliant Ms. Lamb, "In order to do what you love–WRITE–you must learn to do what you hate–SELL."
Building a "twibe" and becoming a tweep of other twibes is just the beginning.
After coming to terms with this nugget of wisdom, I knew I had to join, but still came up with excuses to wait. Today, I finally had a big bowl of courage and decided to dive in. I don't have my sea legs yet and it's scary to have no followers, so I'm appealing to all of the friends I've made so far.
If you'd like to connect with me on Twitter, you can find me HERE. I'll gladly follow all friends back.
I feel like I've just crossed the threshold into a frightening, yet thrilling new world.