A rejection letter flopped through the letterbox and I was instantaneously transported to failures-ville, thinking that my genre didn’t fit in and that I was unmarketable – poor me syndrome kicking in.
I logged onto Twitter and a fellow writer – Jammer 0501 – James Killick – who’s blog you can connect to via this site, made me laugh as we began talking about my love of Anita Brookner and how I don’t write about vampires.
Anyway, he challenged me to write a short story combining the Brookner – Vampire genres and I’ve already written a page and a half – when finished, I will see if a writers’ mag would publish it.
So out of the gloom, I’m reignited and swilling new words and thoughts around my brain.
I’m now also approaching a couple of publishing houses to see if I would do better there – I can’t give up – I don’ want to and all writers have highs and lows – I could do with more highs though.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably on Twitter – if not, tempt yourself into another dimension – it really can perk you up with the french fries are down.
Happy Word Flow One & All
2 thoughts on “The Joys of Twitter”
I love twitter too! It's opened up such a wide writing community of support!
Twitter is wonderful. I'm not sure I would have had the confidence to test the waters again if it weren't for the constant encouragement from you and the posse 😉