I’m about half-way through the 2016 blog hop hosted by Raimey Gallant right now. It’s part promotion, part networking, and part social mixer. Essentially, it’s a list of people who participated in NaNoWriMo this year, who are interested in getting to know other writers.
That’s really it.
And like any event where you meet a whole lot of people, you find yourself a little disoriented, scanning the faces, looking for other people like you. Don’t get me wrong. You’re polite to everybody. But what you’re really looking for is connections.
In my case, that means science fiction and fantasy writers, and to a certain extent thriller writers. With a sense of humor, please. Uh… well, make that a weird sense of humor, actually.
And readers. Anyone who’s likely to enjoy my writing.
Or anyone who knows anyone who… well, you get the picture.
I do things with a couple of random groups. There’s no genre requirement for the Insecure Writers’ Support Group, either. But the desire to be supportive works well, and it’s been a good experience.
And then, there are a couple of more focused events. The Storytime Blog Hop is more Sci-Fi and Fantasy (officially spec-fic, I think). The Advent Calendar leans that way, too.
So, welcome to my blog, whoever you are. Sit down and grab a story or two. Tell me about yourself, and what you’re looking for, and maybe, if it’s not me, I might know someone. Leave me a comment.