Writing Ain’t so Lonely Anymore…

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.   🙂

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7 thoughts on “Writing Ain’t so Lonely Anymore…”

  1. Brandi Hall says:

    I sooooo know what you mean, Bec. Between my writing friends, and old friends from NYC, I NEVER get to see anyone. It’s deliriously lonely.

    How nice would it be to send a text to your critter buds and say, “Hey, meet me in the park in 15 to brainstorm.”…or just go for happy hour on a Friday.

    Well, at least we have nationals, right? lol

    1. I know, right? And yes, I think you’re in podunk somewhere…you know. Compared to my town in Idaho. Haha

  2. saydegrace says:

    Yes, Brent says the same about me and my laptop. He threatens it with harm sometimes 🙂 Brat. And dear lord if you learn nothing else from me ever please learn that “roll tide baby” means GO ALABAMA! Afterall we are the national champions in football. You really should know this by now 🙂

    1. saydegrace says:

      And no I wasn’t “really” insulted by the TN comment I mean I understand you’re from BFE Idaho so I give you lead way at times 🙂

    2. Go ALABAMA! I will never forget again. Probably. 🙂

  3. Julie Hinsz says:

    Glade you have a lot of buddies on line!!!! Road trips might be in order!!!!

  4. Lynn Rush says:

    Man, I bet writing would have been lonely before the internet huh? I couldn’t imagine. I have met some of my best friends over the internet! Mostly writing friends. I mean, they are the only ones who can understand as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

    I went to a conference in September where I got to meet a number of my online friends. It was a BLAST! I hope it can happen again soon..I’ve met so many more friends since joining RWA and FFP that I’d love to meet up with some of them real soon!