Adding to the excitement around Loving Eleanor's four book awards (Kirkus, Library Journal, Ippy, Best Books USA), I'm heading off to my first-ever Twitter chat! Join me as I try to figure out how to use TweetDeck, say something intelligent and mildly entertaining in 140-character segments, and be present on Twitter (and nowhere else) for a full hour. Join us if you're on Twitter. If you're not, I think you can eavesdrop here.
I just have to smile. When I began as a full-time writer, I was using a little Apple IIe and somebody had just invented "domain names." Twelve years later, I finally got online via dial-up, but www stood for Worldwide Wait.
Now, a Twitter chat with the potential of reaching somebody on the other side of the globe in nanoseconds, from my desk here in the Texas Hill Country. Maybe you grew up with this stuff, but I didn't--and I find it utterly amazing.
If you're around tomorrow afternoon, drop in: #SELFeCHAT. I can't tell you how it works because I don't know, but somebody does. I'll be the one who's still figuring it out.
Reading note. Tempted to type meaningless twaddle all the time on Twitter...with alliteration, no less!--E.A. Bucchianeri