by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
I am and expect to always be an insecure writer. I say that in spite of my recent success with novel LIKE A RIVER, and in spite of (or sometimes because of) a few other things you might not know about me.
Fellow writer and friend Juliana Lee nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. What this requires me to do is:
First, tell seven things you might not know about me. So here goes.
1) I don’t understand blog awards. Or blogs. Don’t misunderstand. I love being part of Swagger, but if not for Kim Van Sickler, I wouldn’t be. Because I wouldn’t know how. I am extremely low-tech. Thanks, Kim, for your patience. Thanks, Juliana, for the nom.
2) I don’t text. Never have. If you receive a text that’s supposed to be from me, it’s not. If I receive a text, I respond with a phone call.
3) Being published required me to have a website. Remember what I said about being low-tech? My nephew designed my website and takes care of it for me. (You can check it out here.)
4) Said nephew also took care of getting low-tech Me an author Facebook page (You can LIKE it here).
5) Nephew also started a twitter account for me (You can follow me here). I am still a novice tweeter, but I am learning.
6) Part of my insecurity as a writer stems from the fact that it took me 39 years of writing novels to get my first contract. But I hung in, and it happened! LIKE A RIVER will launch April 7th. And the past year has been an exciting one as I watched the stages of a novel getting published.
7) The second contract did not take another 39 years. (Thank God!) I was offered a contract in January on a second novel! Even before the first is released! And I am ecstatic!
The second thing I am supposed to do is nominate 7 other blogs for this One Lovely Blog Award. It may not be the way this award was intended, but I nominate my fellow Swagger bloggers and other followers of Swagger. (Ann Finkelstein, this means you.)
Any of you who want to pick up this challenge, tell us in a comment below, so we know where to go to read your 7 things. And all you writers, who still don’t have a published novel or a contract for one, hang in there. I am proof of what can happen.