Twitter is ingenious.
Undoubtedly, loads of creative people who find nifty ways of compressing their thoughts and feelings into 140 characters or less readily agree with the statement above.
There have been days when I've felt pretty self-loathing and I've turned to Twitter for a nice, old-fashioned ( or maybe I should say "new"-fashioned??) rant. Fifteen minutes later, I've been surprised to find that several kind people who I've never had the privilege of meeting have responded with sympathetic tweets that show they can relate.
It's nice to see that no matter what corner of the world we live in, we can all share similar perspectives on life.
So, I love that Twitter has the power to connect one little person to an entire world.
Even so, a long time ago, a writer once said,
"To the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion [to them] is wearisome to the flesh."
I think about this as I begin to follow Literary Agents on Twitter.
Don't get me wrong, Literary Agents are great.
One day I even hope to befriend one : )
But, the advice...
The constant, unceasing stream of blog advice on "THE DO's AND DON'T'S OF WRITING" and "HOW NOT TO WRITE" and "MISTAKES WRITERS OFTEN MAKE" ...I click on these posts and I read them because I don't want to make mistakes and I don't want to be that writer who is forever querying and forever rejected.
But, after a few hours of reading these blogs, I realize that what I really need to do is stop gorging myself on advice and simply...write.
Of course, there are fabulous blogs on writing (such as Love YA ) that I keep listed as "Favorites" and subscribe to.
But, there comes a time when I see the need to set Twitter down, shut off the stream of advice, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and write.
What do you think about Twitter? Do you have any fav blogs by Literary Agents?
Thanks for stopping by : )