I Am Being Followed
I’m being followed, by followers. How lovely. It is wonderful to look at my blog and see that I am being followed by such nice people who could, let’s face it, be following someone else, somewhere else. I am a follower too. I admit it. I follow other authors and artists and all sorts of people whose pages inspire and interest me, and so imagine what a thrill it is to find my blog (me) being followed too. I follow people, people follow me, we are all followers – do you follow?
OK just messing around here, but seriously it is amazing that people I don’t know have taken time and trouble to find me and make a connection to me and to the others here. I do hope you will keep following me, it is such a thrill, and I shall continue to follow my chosen blogs too. Helping each other build an awareness and a group with common interests is marvelous, especially when none of us has ever met or is likely to meet.
Welcome to you all and welcome to those who I know have followed me from my author page on Facebook. I have made some really interesting friends there. Authors I would never have connected with had it not been for Social Networking. Friends I had lost touch with are suddenly back in my life – fabulous. Groups with whom I share common interests such as History, Science and Nature for example and then there are the groups formed by Writers of all sorts of capabilities and levels of success who have come together to share their work, their ideas and knowledge and experiences.
If I had not joined Writers for Welfare I would never have had two stories published in an anthology (Telling Tales) which was published in aid of The Norfolk Hospice, in Norfolk, England. I would never have met fellow authors interested in the same things as me, and I would never have had a short story published in another wonderful anthology (I Am Woman, Volume One), which was published in aid of Breakthrough, Women for Women and Women’s Aid charities.
Through all these new friends and colleagues I have ventured into Flash Fiction – I’d never heard of it before – and had a 1,000 word story published on the Internet via another blog (Morgen Bailey), with a Pod-Cast to follow soon afterwards. The story was called The White Witch of England. I am going to be doing another Flash Fiction with Morgen on November 30th which will be Pod-Cast on 24th March 2013 – are you following still?
The there is NaNoWriMO – National Novel Writing Month – I managed to write a novel in 30 days last year of more than the required 50,000 words…..it is the basis of one of my present Works in Progress (WIP) which I am still working hard to complete. I had never heard of it until I joined Facebook and various writer’s groups. I am taking part again this year and I have already clocked up over 20,000 words. Hence the lack of activity here of late. There are only 24 hours after all….
Frequent followers will know that I am also co-writing another novel with a friend – all hush hush for now…..so you can see why I have been a little neglectful of late. I promise I shall try harder to post here more often once November is out of the way and I shall continue to follow those I enjoy following and I hope that you continue to enjoy following me. You are most welcome to leave a comment so all the other followers can follow what you write. Hope you are following this…..