Hello, readers! By now you're used to my Monday posts being an interview/giveaway. Today I've still got the giveaway, but in place of the interview, I've got a fun post shared with you today by Pam Hillman. Check it out and be sure to enter to win her latest novel by commenting below. Have a fabulous Monday and I'll see you around the blogosphere. :-))
Wallflower Writer to the Rescue
I don’t know about you, but I have. As a matter of fact, when I was younger, I felt like that most of the time. I was a shy, introverted, gangly teenager. I got tongue-tied around strangers and rarely initiated conversation. I preferred solitude and books.
So, what changed?
First, I owe the nudge to actually come out of my shell to my employer of 28 years. I went from office worker, to payroll clerk, to office manager, to purchasing manager where I was forced to talk to salesmen (Strangers. Eeek!!) on the phone and in person
constantly. It was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
My newfound confidence spilled over into my writing life as well.
I started focusing on others instead of myself. At least once or twice at ACFW conference
meals I look for a table where I know no one. I started this practice at the RWA
conventions years ago. Instead of stressing that I couldn’t find any of my friends among 2000 writers, I found new friends. Okay, at ACFW, it’s getting harder and harder for me to meet a stranger. Just sayin’
In large group settings where people are milling about, I don’t hug the wall, avoiding eye-contact with other people who are avoiding eye-contact with me. I make it a point to mingle. I smile, catch the eye of those standing or sitting alone. I try not to be pushy:
if they’re waiting for someone and their friend shows up, I move on, looking for another vict…uh…lonely-looking person.
I’ve been rescuing wallflower writers for close to fifteen years. But, really, if truth be told, who’s rescuing who?
Connect with Pam online!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PamHillman or @PamHillman
Group blog: http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com
Personal blog: http://www.calicotrails.blogspot.com
Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Pam's book! (winner can pick format of either Nook or Kindle)
Please leave an email address! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.
Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.
Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on March 22nd
Attn Readers! If you're struggling to leave a comment on my blog, please email your comment entries (in ONE email) and I will submit it for you. But PLEASE only do this after you've failed to leave a comment. My email is: caseym.writer(@)gmail.com