I always think we woodland creatures are a small, intimate group. But if Janet got 100 queries right after posting -- 100 who had queries ready to go about the topics she wanted -- think how many zillions must read this blog every day!Well, not zillions, but thousands. I'm astonished sometimes at the people who tell me they read this blog. (I never ask if they read, daily, weekly or only after a Twitter link!)
The comment is a good reminder to us all.
Despite feeling cozy and personal to us all, this blog IS public. The contents do get linked to on Twitter (sometimes YEARS later) and because you are REACHABLE, people can see who you are.
This is not a problem, as far as I've seen.
No one here is saying or doing anything that would raise an eyebrow should an agent wander by holding your query letter and wondering if you are someone s/he wants to work with.
In other words, get off that rodent wheel you just warmed up and don't fret.
This is more along the lines of "just remember" particularly now that many people in this country are going into the streets to protest political moves. I have to restrain myself daily from ranting here (my office mates are not so lucky--they get a full tilt rant about every 30 minutes as I read the New York Times.)
I value beyond words the community that has flourished here and I want it to stay the way it is: cozy and personal, but also aware that we are not alone here.
And just a PS. Our film guys get Oscar screeners. Manchester by the Sea and Arrival. Holy fuckamoli!!!
Have you seen either/both? What did you think?