Have you ever wondered just what is out there on the web for your own personal interests? Of course you have! And, no doubt, you’ve done what I did yesterday–taken a flyer with nimble fingers and flicking eyes. Just to check it out.
While the conference did cost me quite a lot for its length I found it absolutely worthwhile. And the fact that every time we sat down again in the large hall my name was up on the screens overhead as one of the authors who published a book in the last year, well, that just was the icing on the cake.
I wanted help with the next steps and found writing workshops, conferences, and other writers with whom to share critiques. That stage lasted almost five years with lots of twists and wrong turns in the journey.
“Twitter? It’s a waste of time. You’re crazy to even be on it, let alone find anything useful!” So spoke my friend, who shall remain nameless for protection reasons.
I was excited about doing this research for another book but not prepared for the pleasure I would get from meeting Mrs. Simcoe. I would have loved this book even if I weren’t doing research.
But then I got to thinking about what else I could do with that bit of information. So far, I’ve thought of six ways to use it, making my research time pay over and over.