The winners of the 5-page critiques are:
First crit: Natasha Hanova of 'Writes By Moonlight'
Second crit: Hope Roberson of 'Writing With Hope'
And the third crit--two crits actually (because I'm feeling generous = P)--go to...
Sara H. & Joel P., two of the OYANer students who are studying writing using the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum. Sara & Joel are home-schooled students, both in 11th grade.
The winner of the $15 Amazon gift card is:
Jamie DeMoville Adams
Here's proof Rafflecopter chose -- not me:
To everyone who participated - Thank you!
And to C.B. Wentworth - Thanks for the award and the kind mention. ; )
Visitors - if you haven't started following CB's blog, you should.
I also wanted to throw this in...
For a super-interesting post on indie publishing by Susan Kaye Quinn, click here.
Now for today's blog topic...
Once again, I don't have a guest scheduled and I'm feeling fairly uninspired, so I've decided to ask you for your opinions.
Thanks to Carrie Butler and Melissa Sugar's Get Fired Up blog contest combined with Rach's Platform Building Campaign, I was suddenly thrust into the world of social media.
Don't think I'm not grateful! I'm very thankful for these ladies and their help. I mean, it was the perfect storm. I would have been a fool to say no. But that didn't make it any easier for this forty-something mother of three who barely manages a couple of emails and a personal Facebook account to be launched into the world of professional writers and serious social media.
It was only last week I figured out--as I was staring at my Google reader with the 65 blogs and their collective 600+ unread posts--that I could click a button labeled 'mark all as read' instead of scrolling through each and every blog post to clear the numbers. Ah HA! Now the title of the blog only turns bold when there's a new post. So much easier to see whose blog I need to visit! (I know some of you are laughing, but that really was a woot-out-loud moment for me. = P)
Now that my blog's up and running and my nerves are settling back down, I need to come up with some kind of social media schedule so I can keep up with what's new and form those important relationships in the writing world while, at the same time, not letting my writing time suffer. Since my main blog posting day is Wednesday, I decided to make that my social media day, too, and spend more time than usual visiting blogs and sifting through tweets on Twitter. Still, I could use some suggestions.
- How do you organize your social media duties and incorporate that with finding time to write?
- How do you keep up with a Twitter feed that speeds by faster than the winning car at Daytona?
- What do you set as priorities when you delve into the social media jungle?
- And how do you not get lost in there?
Tell me, please. I can't wait to read your answers!