This seems very sensible. Social reciprocity is a good indicator of character. I get that the twitterverse creates social situations where asymmetries of following/follower get in the way of egalitarian reciprocity, but maybe that means some people have just gotten too big for their britches, as we'd say in the States.I think I'm just going to stop interacting with those authors I've been boosting who've basically ignored me. It's affecting me negatively so time to move on. I think one of the reasons it's also been getting under my skin as it has strong playground vibes, and takes me back to unpleasant school experiences of being left out I'd rather not revisit!
Sorry, Elle, I didn't mean to sound dismissive or rude with my previous comment (I realise it might have come across that way)! Whatever you've been doing on Twitter is clearly working, so I'm glad you're having a good experience. I've done the whole commenting on author's books and cover reveals myself but it rarely translates into anything which is why I wonder about cliques/snobbery! Who knows.Raggy — I have definitely been very lucky with our debut group. I have heard bad stories about groups who can be quite snobbish or competitive but I haven't found that in ours at all. I'm sure the announcement didn't hurt and being with a big 5 helps, but most authors I got to know by commenting on twitter after reading their book or commenting on cover reveal and such.
Ooh! I had the same experience. I would have to multitask when trying to catch up on posts. Good luck with the submissions and nice to meet you!I hung here a bit around 2018 and the site would take close to 5 minutes to load per page, quite a frustrating experience
No worries at all, I didn't take it that you way at all. At the end of the day I think there are as many Twitter experience as they are users.Sorry, Elle, I didn't mean to sound dismissive or rude with my previous comment (I realise it might have come across that way)! Whatever you've been doing on Twitter is clearly working, so I'm glad you're having a good experience. I've done the whole commenting on author's books and cover reveals myself but it rarely translates into anything which is why I wonder about cliques/snobbery! Who knows.
Yeah! So much waiting. It's only been three weeks, but...Then one of my online acquaintances said she had her graphic novel go to auction after two or three days...that hit me kind of hard.I'm in your exact position, scarywicket and mentacle--Just waiting and waiting. I didn't think Fall would be a slow time, but in the COVID era, who knows.
Thanks, good luck to your book too!nice to meet you, mentacle! i sympathize with the endless waiting—hopefully there'll be some good news soon.
my agent did ask about my next project and it sucks to have almost nothing to report. i have some work drafted but don't really want a second set of eyes on it until it's more developed. what i've learned about myself is that i have to write as if it will never be subject to anyone's expectations or tastes or vision but my own or i will go absolutely crazy and freeze up and not get anything done lmao. i also feel bad saying that i've been focusing on paid freelancing work over the fiction that they actually represent me for, but at the end of the day a girl's gotta eat. and i did tell them at the beginning of the year that this was my plan. so! hopefully they won't drop me for it hahahaha