This week I dipped another toe into electronic networking. I joined Twitter and have begun to “tweet” those who “follow” me and/or those who I have begun to follow. I’ve installed a widget over in the left hand column of this blog for anyone who wants to read these little bursts of information about what I’m up to, day to day. And if you’re a twitterer, then you can add me to yours.
Today I chose to buy Twitterrific, an inexpensive software program that sits on my desktop and keeps me up-to-date on incoming tweets. I don’t need my browser open to use it. And the same software is available for the iPhone (both a free one and a premium one) so I can tweet from my iPhone when I’m out and about if I so choose. I hope that I am better at this than I am at posting on Shout Life or utilizing Facebook. Time will tell, I’m sure.
I’m just about packed for my next trip. I leave tomorrow for the sixth annual retreat in Northern Idaho of a group of 11 women writers. Last year, I dubbed it the “Plot, Play, and Pray Retreat” because that’s exactly what we do. We pray for one another. We plot books. And we know how to play and laugh and eat, too. One year a bunch of us went parasailing. Yippee! I’ll be brainstorming my new book of which I’ve got one chapter written. Should be much further along than that. I must write while at the retreat. I hope I can report great success with that by the time I return.