This week I chose to highlight my fangirl status for Miss Summer Heacock:
If we’ve had the opportunity to talk I’ve most likely waxed poetically about Twitter. I was forced to create my account about four years ago for a communications class and then quickly abandoned it. Well color me surprised when earlier this year I decided my MS was ready to start querying (I was epically wrong on that, but I’ll save that for another time) and I saw that a great number of literary agents are on twitter. I pulled up my old account, cleaned off the cobwebs and started finding agents to follow. I started with one and now I’m following approximately 402 people. It’s a mix of literary agents, editors, publishers, writers, authors and every combination of the aforementioned combined. Through a series of very formal tweets I started getting the hang of it and getting followers too! Hot damn! When I discovered some fellow aspiring authors through a twitter pitch that I stumbled upon I couldn’t have been luckier if I had won the lottery. One writer in particular that I have since bonded with and promised to have her children or give a unicorn to is Summer Heacock, also known as @Fizzygrrl. Of course I lost my formality and some of my dignity somewhere along the way, but I have gained so much more because of it too. Summer is my main CP and without her and the other CPs I have found and hold close my MS would be a sad 1st draft mess. If you want a humorous, but honest view of what it’s like to be a writer it would behoove you to check out her website. I’m obviously a fangirl, but I think you all will be too. Good luck with your writing and just remember you aren’t alone in this roller coaster profession!