This morning, we're celebrating the website launch of my Wonder Twin and fellow 2k11-er, Amy Holder! Amy's website is so freaking pretty. And it dings. I've spent about the past five minutes moving my mouse over the ding-y things to the rhythm of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.
I hope you'll head on over there and pelt her with virtual confetti. I believe she'll even be running some kind of giveaway type thing later on today, which only serves to elevate her awesomeness.
Which brings me to my topic of the day: virtual writing buddies. I don't know many authors IRL, and most of the people I do know are hobbiests. Not that I have a problem with writing for fun AT ALL. I think it's fabulous, and I love talking to these people about books in general. But some of the most nerve-wracking aspects of this profession are, well, linked to doing it PROFESSIONALLY.
Wow, that was deep.
Really, the only other people on this planet who are going to relate to the urge to Twitter stalk the people with your manny, the only people who will think it perfectly rational that you know more about potential agents or editors than you do about your own neighbors, the only people who will understand why on earth you'd take a shot at joining one of the strangest and most difficult professions out there--those people are fellow writers.
I appreciated a bunch of my critiquers in my acknowledgements for Bad Taste in Boys, but I also wanted to take the time to appreciate friends who, even if they don't have time to read the manny, are still some of the best friends I've got. So today, I'd like to say thanks for being there to:
Laura Riken (get a website, woman!)
Your turn! Who are your writing buddies you can't live without? Drop them in the comments or write your own blog post and tell us where it is.