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?

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 ChocolateYA 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 ;)


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  1. Wow. My head is spinning and this is just what you do in the writing community! :)

    I'll have to check out some of those blogs. I have a lot of them on my list, but not all.

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  2. Well, that post I just deleted was from me - I was logged in to one of the blogs I run for someone else. Anyway, awesome to read all this about you, chica! You're one busy girl! :HUGS:

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  3. whoa, girl!!!! I'm getting tired just listening to all you have to do....I understand though! Being busy is fulfilling!! :)

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  4. That is a crazy amount of stuff to handle! I'm totally with you on the multitasking though. My browser always has at least 3 tabs open at all time, and word documents/Nook/AIM/etc!

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  5. Wow! That's intense, Juliana! I am not a multitasker much at all. I mean, I can handle running a dozen Internet tabs and bounce around between Word documents, but sometimes I like to just sit and do one thing at a time. Actually, like cooking. Or, well, baking. Baking is my relaxing, focused task.

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  6. I can be the complete opposite. I have to have one thing at a time otherwise I'll tire myself out. But I'm always doing something else at the same time as cooking. I'll either be listening to music and dancing while cooking or I'm cleaning the kitchen at the same time.

    I do multitask as work though. Leading an activity while keeping hold of a very disruptive child and scolding some silly children at the back is very much a typical part of my day... numerous times.

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  7. Juliana, you are insanely busy. I'm really looking forward to NaNoWriMo. It's a sad laptop day when I only have one window open. There is way too much awesome on the net not to look at everything!

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  8. Busy, busy, busy! I keep too many things up, too. ;)

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  9. @Suzi
    Yup, that's just for the writing side of my life.
    You should check them out!

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  10. @Jaycee DeLorenzo
    I am, aren't I? Lol Can't complain though, that's how I like it!

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  11. @Summer Lane
    Yup, I feel worse and quite lost when I have too little on my to-do list!

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  12. @kenzieaudacious.com
    And I just joined your summer challenge LOL busy, busy, busy!

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  13. @bailey m kelsey
    I'm stress in person, dear lol
    Even baking and relishing in some great cake or chocolate, I'm stressing and multitasking ;)

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  14. @Robin Moran
    Dancing while cooking, yeah, that's something I do too! lol

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  15. @Jani
    Yup, can't wait for NaNo and that's why I'm doing JuNo ;)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Great list of resources and blogs! I'll have to check out those I've not visited before. But, and you may already be aware of this, it seems like SavvyAuthors has been hacked. I'm getting tons of messages that the site may contain malware.

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