Oh, how I love to get the mail! You just never know what might be waiting to surprise you! Like today, when I opened the package from David Patneaude and found my autographed copy of Epitaph Road!
I won this YA keeper just a few days ago, so I have to give Mr. Patneaude props for his due diligence. And I can’t wait to dig into his latest work (he’s written 8-or is it 9?-books!). Oh, and I won a query critique, too! YAY! But there’s a reason I”m sharing my Epitaph Road news, other than just gloating over my good fortune (and extolling the virtues of its author).
The thing is, I won these fab prizes through a contest that I found out about on Twitter. Which directed me to Facebook, where I could enter the contest and win. So, if you’ve been putting off joining Facebook, you might want to rethink that. And if you think Twitter is for the birds, you definitely need to rethink that. The more I flutter around Twitter, the more I learn about queries, agents, editors, publishers, YA and books. Just to name a few topics that might interest you. Not to mention lovely contests. You just never know what you’re going to find, waiting to surprise you.
‘Cause you know what they say: Finders, keepers. Losers, weepers!
Oh man! Now you make me want to go hang on Twitter. But where do you find the time? I just can’t seem to figure twitter out. it just moves so quickly and it’s full of junk I have no interest in.
Tell me how you use it. Do you go on a few times a day? Or what?
Um, I don’t exactly have it figured out- I kinda flit around and hope I land on something interesting.
I follow publishers and editors, and YA tweets. But yeah, I try to check it a few times a day-it doesn’t take too long, ’cause I’m, you know, flitting. 🙂
And P.S. I can’t follow actual chats very well. I think you have to be between the ages of 27 and 36 to really jump into those. And I’m what? A year over the limit, maybe.