Sunday, October 12, 2008

Super Saturday -- part 2

I've had multiple comments today on how the Kelly Herold program yesterday was informative and got the attendees really thinking about blogging. The ultimate example of the value of yesterday's talk, however, is Gail Piernas-Davenport's new blog. Be sure to check it out!

There are a lot of things I gained personally from the program, but I'll give you two things tonight.

1) I need to stop calling myself Jim D. I am Jim Danielson. Part of the reason we as writers blog is to know each other -- why should there be a mystery? In fact I maybe should be James Danielson since that's the name on my submissions. Maybe I'll start at Jim Danielson and work myself to James (or submit as Jim?).

2) Change the beginning of my MG novel again. Kelly was asked if kids blog. The answer is they prefer community type platforms such as facebook. My MC was blogging on page one -- oops! I figured out the change today and it's full speed ahead with revisions starting tomorrow.

Jim Danielson
(I'm changing the "Jim D" right after this post)


Lisa Chellman said...

Good for you, Jim/James! I've gone through the same transition this past year, going first from my silly, anonymous Internet handle to "Lisa C." to my full name. Scary but, I think, important. Marketing starts now, right? (That sounds jerky and presumptuous to myself, but... also true.)

Jim Danielson said...

Not jerky or presumptuous -- more like optomistic and honest.

By the way, use Jim if you run into me at an SCBWI-Illinois function. James might not click in (which leaves me wondering why I submit everything using it). Will you be at Prarie Writer's Day?

Carrie Harris said...

Yeah, it's a little nerve-wracking to suddenly start putting your REAL name out there after spending years faithfully protecting your real identity, isn't it? It was for me anyway.

Vivian said...

The Kelly Herold program? As in, our Kelly?

You are so lucky to have met her! Sounds like a great program!

Jim Danielson said...

Yes! "Our" Kelly.

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