Monday, June 16, 2008

Speaking and Blogging in the Golden Triangle

Last Tuesday I spoke to the Golden Triangle Writers Guild about Blogging: the who, what, when, where, how and why of it. There were about 27 members there. That means 54 eyes were glaring--I mean staring--back at me.
Scary. Especially when I noticed some blank faces. I asked one woman if she had any questions and she answered, "I have no idea what you're talking about." Talk about creating fear in the heart of a speaker! But that woman went on to create her own blog that very night. :) I understand two other members created blogs too. For me there's nothing more fun and satisfying than teaching and encouraging new writers. My husband says I want to be too many things. He's right.

I want to be:
A writer
A speaker
A professional blogger
An agent
An editor
A publisher
A writing teacher
A writing coach
A publicist

I love it, I love it! How can I do it all?


Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Oh what a picture! I noticed right off the bat my eyes are attached to everything you were saying and even in the picture you can tell I'm staring you down for information while some were shall we say a little detached. I got a crook in my neck that night. I didn't even know anyone had taken a picture. Thanks for coming we all learned a lot about blogging.

The Voice said...

The very first thing I noticed was also the pictures. You look very knowledgeable. I really did learn a lot from that night. You can check many of the 'I wanna be' off of your list because you are already there.
Me, I want to be like Jess.
Thanks for linking my blog. I feel as if a major star has smiled at me.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

As an author, we are all those things on your list.

How can we do it all?!?

Great post!

Erica Vetsch said...

Fun post, and you are brave!

Laurie Kolp said...

I'm the one sitting next to Debra. I really enjoyed your presentation! I started my blog in May but I still feel like a novice. You helped encourage me to try some new things. Thanks, Laurie.

Jess said...

Thanks for all the comments. I love seeing comments on my blog. That's the best part of blogging! :)

Erica, when you sell your books you'll be speaking everywhere. LOL

Laurie, wish I could read your blog. Send me a link privately if you like.

Deb, Nancy, Pam--I responded to you three privately... sure appreciate you dropping by--again and again and again. :)