I've often wondered about Writer's circles and how beneficial they could be. I had email contact with a fellow writer today (we met at an event in May) and it was wonderfully refreshing, so much so that I think I should be connecting with other writers more often! I'm used to discussing the industry with complete novices, but to step it up a level for a while felt pretty good. One of the concerns I have is that we writers want to make it so so bad, we are stupidly willing to sell ourselves short, myself included. Talking to other writers and learning from each others' experience is invaluable at keeping us all on the straight and narrow. No one else in the biz will give us that advice willingly. I guess that's why we have the Society of Authors looking after us and our rights. Another thing we were discussing is broadening our audience through social networking. I've done a bit of reading on this specifically with regards to Twitter. Is it really as simple as following more people and more people will follow you? I'll let you know... At first I was horrified at the thought of an overloaded timeline, but then I discovered lists! Yes, I'm getting the hang of all this slowly... All my lists are public so feel free to take a nose. I'm still working on them. Everything "evolves" with me, you know that!
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.