Writing Ain’t so Lonely Anymore…

on May 15, 2010

My husband thinks I’m becoming too attached to my computer.  I’m not.  And Big Tone will always have my attention – I mean, the guy is hot.  Even though he gets up way too early on a Saturday to go to a car show…

But it occurred to me the other day that my people aren’t here.  Yes.  I have people.  And considering I’m not exactly a ‘people person,’ that’s saying something.  (By people, I mean writing people.  Of course my family and friends are here…where else would they be?)

My editor gave an excellent interview and answered a bunch of questions yesterday on the Brava Writer’s Blog.  Here’s the link if you’re interested:  http://www.bravaauthors.com/blog/.  Megan sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t she?  I have no doubt if we were in the same town, we’d meet for coffee.  Or bagels.  Or whatever New Yorkers meet for.  (On Sex and the City, it was always Cosmos.  But I think that train has passed).  But instead we email and hopefully will meet up at a conference sometime.

Same with my agent.  Caitlin is in New York, which of course, I love.  I know agents can be anywhere.  But let’s be honest.  Saying my agent is in New York gives me a happy little buzz.  Though we can’t meet for coffee.  With my being in Idaho and all.

And my critique partners.  Brandi is in the central time zone in what I thought was a cosmopolitan area.  Turns out her town is more rural than mine.  And Jenn, from the deep south, says things like, “Roll Tide Baby.”  What the heck is that?  I’m afraid I truly insulted her the other day when I said – ‘go Tennessee.’  Sorry about that, Jenn.  I thought you liked them.  My new friend Christal is in Canada and I think we could meet if we both drove four hours or so.  Hey.  It might happen.

Some famous writer once said that writing was lonely.  That must’ve been BEFORE the internet.  Where I find all of my people.   🙂