Following the Blog Me MAYbe bloghop, today’s topic is …
May I tell you something about me?
I’ll tell you a bit about me while trying not to speak too much about me and trying to promote some other websites and blogs, because I’m all for spreading the word and supporting fellow writers, deal?
My name is Juliana. I'm Brazilian and live in Connecticut, which makes English my second language. I've been a writer for quite some time, and I’m multitasker. And I feel bad when I’m not multitasking, because it means I’m wasting my time! And we all know how time is precious … My husband always complains when he wants to look at something on my laptop (I don’t know why he does that since he has his own) and he sees I have over 5 chrome tabs opened, plus 3 or 4 .doc files, iTunes and Tweetdeck. Sometimes, Skype is turned on too, and my kindle software is opened. And I juggle it all at the same time ;)
Even when I’m cooking. I’m not only cooking. I’m reading or searching for new songs or talking to my mom, or SOMETHING, while I'm also cooking. What I can’t do, is one thing at a time. I can’t go slow!
Which means, I try to be everywhere and be part of everything. For example:
Currently I’m a member of the RWA, FF&P, Savvy Authors, Ladies Who Critique (where I found my great CPs: Jani, Tracy and Ladonna, and many other amazing ladies), and I lurk around Absolute Write Water Cooler Forums. I just moved to Connecticut and I’m considering joining the local chapter of RWA and also a local writing group I found online—though I love all the writerly friends I made and still make online, I think it would be nice to meet some people face-to-face.
I follow over 250 blogs, including some great ones that ANY writer should follow: Janice Hardy, Jody Hedlund, Roni Loren, Lydia Sharp, Jami Gold, Bookshelf Muse … And awesome group blogs like this one: Falling For Fiction, Hugs and Chocolate, YA Highway, YA Bound, YA Confidential, YAtopia, YA Sisterhood, The Bookanistas, The Indelibles, Five Scribes …
And I know I’ll follow more and more as I find new, great content (do you have any to suggest?).
I love challenges. I’m participating of A Round of Words in 80 Days (where I met many, many fabulous writers), in June I’ll be on JuNoWriMo, and November on NaNoWriMo. There is also the 2012 New Adult Challenge from A Tapestry of Words and GoodReads reading challenge.
Also, I’m a workshop whore. Whenever I finish a workshop (8 since last year), I’m already looking for another one. I participated on workshops from Margie Lawson, Holly Lisle, Angela James, Savvy Authors and Writer’s Digest University.
And contests … I’m thinking about entering OTFS from FF&P, and, of course, you guys should follow Cupid’s Literary Connection, Miss Snark’s First Victim, Brenda Drake, Shelley Watters, Monica B. W., Operation Awesome, Krista Van Dolzer, because there is always a contest going on their blogs. Love that, though I wish they would be more specific about New Adult (and ask about it to the agents they are hosting *hint hint*).
Too much on my plate? You think so?
I know, and sometimes I complain about it (as you can see on this post I wrote on my blog two weeks ago). But I complain more when I feel things are too quiet! I work better when things are buzzing and when I’m on deadline and when I need to rush … it forces me to be organized and responsible. And I like being organized and responsible ... and multitasker ;)