In other news, I took the plunge. I posted something about myself on a classifieds ad for critique partners. [Is that the plunge? I'm not sure. Maybe submitting work is the actual plunge. We'll call this the baby plunge.] Don't worry, it was on a blog I frequent and not just out in the middle of Internet Wasteland. And, like the big, fearless girl that I am, I've contacted a few of the other writers. It's been fun and scary and I don't think I've checked my email this compulsively since I was in college, stalking boys.
It's been such a blast learning that I'm not alone in what I like to read and write. Isn't that a ridiculous thing to just now be learning? It's not like I don't have real life writer friends (hello, real life writer friends!), but meeting new people who share interests and passions is just thrilling. And anyway, all my real life writer friends are published poets, and a lot better than me. :)
Another amazing thing that's happened is... I have new followers! Whom I don't know in real life! Hello, there! Ooh, I feel so interesting.
So, this is just a quick note to say, thanks for following. And to my potential crit buddies, thanks for giving me a chance to get to know you. This is so fun! Now I only need to tear myself away from blogs and emails, so I can move ahead with writing and actually have something to show for myself. Ha!