This post is a bit late because I was SKYPING with an old friend from the WeBook days.
Karen Gibson was working on her book “Chasing SANE” while I was working on FIVE on WeBook, and we got to be friends.
She has since surpassed me and published her book, as well as another non-fiction piece, and is currently writing a sequel to her novel. You can find her blog, “Mirror, Mirror” on my blogroll if you’d like to visit her and say “Hi”.
What’s the point? Well, for starters, she’s had experience using CreateSpace, Amazon.com’s on-line publishing service. She is knowledgeable, and was able to fill me in on a lot of the details. Pretty valuable, I’d say. And I’ve been out of touch for a good many months.
What I’m getting at is this: The people you meet in the writing game all have something to say. You may—or may not—always agree with what they have to say, what they suggest, but their ideas will always be fresh, and even if you can’t use them as presented, the chances are good they will spark other ideas.
A lot of people call themselves writers, but only a very few of us really are. Don’t look around, you know who I mean. Writers are the people who find they must write every day in one form or another. They are the people who eat, sleep, and breathe writing, and they belong on your contact list. Always.
Bottom line, don’t forget to cultivate your writing friends. Not only may they have information that you could use, you will likely be able to contribute to them.
Yeah. That’s the ticket. Think Paris, think garrets, think sidewalk cafe’s and brainstorming with your writing buddies.