Saturday, March 29, 2008

Chatty Anny

Wow was I chatty this past week. If you don't believe me, just check with any of the Frog Friends that I dragged into chat after chat after chat. They'll tell you. I was so chatty it was a little nerve wracking. Well, chat heaven is over for a while so everyone can relax now.

Chatting is a cross between playing that old children's game of telephone and a game of charades. Only you do it over the internet. Live. While your nearest and dearest stand in the background wanting to know about inconsequential things like food and sleep and sex.

Chatting can be very uplifting. I had a wonderful week meeting readers who loved my books and were quite vocal about how they felt. That kind of feedback is priceless.

Chatting can be deadly dull when no one shows up and you spend three hours talking to yourself in between posting excerpt after excerpt as though anyone cares. I've been there, too. Interestingly enough, one of my staunchest fans first read my excerpts on just such a deadly chat and decided to try my books out. So even that can have a silver lining.

The thing that made the chats this week successful were all the wonderful fellow writers than showed up, posted excerpts, talked to each other and the readers and generally made the chats a friendly place to be. For that, I can't possibly say enough thank yous. There aren't enough words.

Whatever else may have happened this week in their lives, they found the time to spend time in front of a computer and post their excerpts. That's not as easy as it sounds. I know. So ladies? Thank you! Blessings on your day!


What are Amarinda and Kelly up to? Do you know? I suspect that they're enjoying well deserved rest. But just in case, make sure you check out their blogs at Amarinda and Kelly!


  1. I'm glad you had a good, productive week

  2. It is so much FUN to chat with you Anny. And you sure did have a turn out this week. I suppose it helps when you not only have a fan base but other authors respect your writing craft too. You inspire us.

    Thank you.

  3. Ditto. I'm glad I went back and checked; I loved that excerpt of Winter Hearts:) Sorry I missed the one on Monday, but had a great time last night!

  4. Can't say it any better than Kelly. Thank YOU for hosting.