But I’ve spent the past week and change working through the print galley for The Music of Chaos. In the interest of actually getting something done, I’ve resist the urge to fiddle around on the web. Well, sort of …. there’s my recent fascination with Twitter.
Ah, Facebook, how quickly I fell out of love. Actually, I never really was in love; it was just a fling, bought out of boredom and “everybody else is doing it.”
I’m a lurker. Twitter, unlike Facebook, is a lurker’s paradise. With Facebook, since everyone has their profile locked out of privacy concerns (self included), there’s no skulking around on the edges, watching someone’s interactions to determine if they’re worth knowing.
With Twitter you can follow almost anybody. And it’s full of obnoxiously funny people, the kind of folks who like to slay sacred cows and turn ‘em into steaks.
Technically, I’m doing Twitter all wrong. As a good little author type, I’m supposed to be following people in the publishing industry and sucking up to interacting with them. Ass kissing. Networking.
Except, I’ve never been much good at networking. Not now; not back in the days of a grownup job. If I thought someone was interesting, I’d pursue friendship. If not, I didn’t bother. Yeah. I know. “Who you know” is how things get done, but I bailed on a 8-to-5 career expressly because I couldn’t shovel the requisite bullshit.
Not about to start now.
In the meantime, here’s a doodle of Talis, my emo, dark elf in The Music of Chaos and its sequel. I haven’t done much drawing lately and I’m afraid any progress I made in learning to draw people has been lost. So I’m going to try and get a least one little drawing, even a scribble done, once a week.
Have a great weekend.