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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Guest Blogging, Book Clubbing & Tweeting, Oh My!

Today, I'm over at the 007 Blog, spending the day with my fellow Bond Sisters and writing about "An Author's Intentions." It's a post based on a very interesting phone call I received recently, and one that required hours of post-conversation analysis...

Also, I've begun my Cherry Forums Book Club week, so if any of you would like to join in on the According to Jane book discussion, I'd love to see you there!!

Finally, after months of futile resistance (and MUCH pressure from the very persuasive NovelWhore--LOL!), I have finally joined the Twitter-verse. In the memorable words of Phil Collins, "I will follow you if you'll follow me..." (I can't get that song out of my head when I'm on my new Twitter home page. :) Quite seriously, though, I'm such a newbie at this, I'm open to all pointers and suggestions about navigating this constant stream of info. And, because I haven't yet learned the lexicon of the Tweeting world, I'm going to borrow from my Facebook terminology and say, "Please friend me!" Having some friendly faces (or even just the tiny square icons representing your faces) there will definitely make this transition easier!

Hope you'll all have a great week...and to those doing NaNo: Hey, get offline and go write!!

11 comments:

Maria Geraci said...

Marilyn, I'm fairly new to Twitter too. I signed up in May, but I honestly didn't *get* how to use it till I uploaded TwitterDeck. Now, it's much easier! I will admit though, it's a time hog, so watch out! (I just followed you, btw!)

Pamela Cayne said...

Marilyn's joined Twitter? *swoon*

Marilyn Brant said...

Maria~I've heard of that (the TweetDeck thing) and will have to look into using it! Thank you :). And, again, Happy Release Day!!

Pamela~Thanks, my friend! Your comments on the 007 site have got me thinking about Bon Jovi again...sigh.

Robin said...

Happy tweeting! I hope you have fun! I'm in awe of how well you manage so many online things!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm on twitter, too and must say that tweetdeck makes sense out of the madness... :)

I'll try to find and follow you.

Cheers~

Marilyn Brant said...

Robin, thank you! And CONGRATS again on this new contest final--YAY!!

Nancy, I remember thinking you were a kind of Twitter Goddess when I clicked on different twitter pages once and saw yours! I'm looking forward to seeing you there, too :).

Ann Victor said...

Marilyn, just popping in to say that I spent a lovely afternoon with Ellie & Jane. What a delightul read "According to Jane" is! I found myself laughing, nodding and - at times - swallowing a suspicious lump in my throat. I finished the book with a real "feel-good" feeling inside me. I'm sure that this story will do *very* well! Congratulations of an amazing debut novel!

Marilyn Brant said...

Oh, Ann, thank you so much for your wonderful and kind comments! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Ellie's story!! Thanks for reading the book and for taking the time to tell me about it :). *hug*

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!!

Sandra Ferguson said...

Look me up on Twitter. Lone Star Meander. Glad to hear you joined.

Sorry, I missed you at 007 -- been writing and practicing pitches this week to get ready for a mini-conference.

Exhausted -- who isn't after a conference? But my first Margie Lawson exposure and I loved it.

Marilyn Brant said...

Sandra, glad you had a good conference! I've heard marvelous things about Margie Lawson's workshops :). And I *did* look you up on Twitter!

L.A. Mitchell said...

Marilyn,
I'm so sorry I missed your Bond girl day. Not sure how that happened. I'm off to read it now...