Holy guacamole!!! Hello to all my new friends on Twitter! It feels like just yesterday this blog and Twitter account were started and here we are at 1,100 followers! I sincerely hope you are finding the quotes uplifting (and of course inspirational) during your own writing adventures. I know I’m having a wonderful time posting them and reading them myself.
What originally started out as a journey through the publishing world has turned into so much more. I’d like to take this time to thank each and every one of you for all of your @replies, retweets and playful commentary on Twitter. (Of course I’d also like to thank you for all of the #FF and #WW love too.)
In case you’re new to the Twitter feed for @ScribeQuotes here’s what it’s all about and how it all started:
What @ ScribeQuotes is: Not only do I post fun quotes from authors, comedians, musicians, journalists, literary agents and even Uncle Larry, but I post replies for current writers trying to spread the word about their own projects. You could have a blog, a book, a magazine article, or whatever you’d like to share with the world interested in literature, just @reply me with the info you want tweeted and I will gladly RT and retweet! In addition to spreading the word on new (and published authors) I also try to post links on all things publishing related and anything another writer may find useful.
What I do (besides drink caffeine by the gallon): I’m a columnist with Examiner.com and I’m also working on finding the literary agent peanut butter to my jelly. After completing my first quirky mystery in a proposed series I’m beginning my publishing journey. After sending out a few query letters, I’ve been blessed with agent interest and currently have a few submissions being reviewed by some amazing agencies. I’d be very lucky to work with any of them. While landing an agent is just one small hurdle to overcome on the road to selling a book, it’s an exciting time. Writing as a career can be difficult, thrilling, devastating and filled with all the happiness in the world. It’s a crazy business and we all need to stick together to get through the ups and downs that will inevitably come our way. @ScribeQuotes was designed to help all the writers out there be heard in this online social world and help spread the written word one tweeter at a time.
Keep it clean, keep it positive and keep on writing!
Here’s a quote and a photo for this #WW
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”-George Bernard Shaw
3 thoughts on “1,100 Followers…WOW!!”
Congratulations on getting attention from the agents! It is sooo HUGE! I am just starting my journey into the world of publishing. So far it is mostly frustrating and disappointing. But I am not giving up. Posts like this give me inspiration and encouragement.
Definitely don’t give up! When I wrote my first book, I received rejection after rejection. It was so frustrating, but I read somewhere to keep writing to take your mind off it. So I did! I finished my second book and stayed true to my writing style, always believing some day, someone would like my writer’s voice. You do the same! I’m sure you will find your perfect agent 🙂 I’m rooting for you!
Thank you so much for your support. I can easily get discouraged by rejections. But time passes and I move on. Now, I am focusing more on short stories. However, I did not give up on my third (unfinished) novel.
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