So....on the eve of the sequester, on Pope Benedict XVI's last day in office, and the last day of the shortest month of the year, I prepare for my next blogging challenge.
This Winter Author Blog Challenge will be an interesting one. It is only a 15 day challenge and is supposed to center on authors and social media.
Why is this interesting?
1. Because I am not an author;
2. Because I have written the grand total of one manuscript - unfinished and unedited. Certainly unpublished. I did that during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), the 30 day period of insanity each November where aspiring writers attempt to write a 50,000 word first draft of a work of fiction- and trust me, IT IS HARD. (I did succeed.)
3. Because I do like to cyber-hang around authors. A published children's book author, Billie Noakes, introduced me to blog challenges. One of these challenges, the Ultimate Blog Challenge, led to the first Author Blog Challenge last year. I cyber-met some wonderful people in the Author Blog Challenge, and hope to reconnect with them, and new authors, in the next 15 days.
And best of all...
4. Because the authors have welcomed me into their midst.
I enjoy using social media, especially Pinterest, which could easily become an out-of-control endeavor for me. I am shy and introverted by nature, but the Internet, and social media, frees me. I've even met two bloggers in "real time" and, perhaps one day, I will get to meet others.
If any or all of this sounds interesting to you, please go to the Author Blog Challenge website and sign up! You don't have to post every day (and, due to circumstances, I won't be able to do Challenge related posts every day, or even most days of the challenge) but the more you post, AND visit the more than 20 blogs registered so far, the more you will learn.
I'm excited, and I hope to meet YOU at the Challenge.