Delicious, delicious social media

Okay, so the title of this post is a lie.

I’m not that huge of a fan of social media.

Wait, that’s a lie, too. Let me back up.

I love Facebook. I’m not really good at talking to people, so it’s a great way for me to keep up with all of my friends’ lives and adventures. While I keep my personal page limited to people I have met in real life, I love to chat with people who follow and comment on my professional author page. That’s where you’ll find random thoughts about writing in general and current projects specifically that are not long enough for or don’t really warrant a full-on blog post.

I love Instagram. It’s where I can safely spam the world with pictures of my adorable cats, and look at pictures of many, many more cute cats in return (I’m pretty sure I follow more cats than actual people at this point). One of my sillier hobbies is taking selfies with Alex, my ridiculous blue-point Siamese.

Oh, Twitter. I will never understand you. It’s all a bit like shouting into the ether for me, but I realize that I need to have some sort of presence as an author. Finally, I settled on two strategies: (1a) Post each book that I start reading, (1b) Link to the reviews I write on each book read, and (2) live-tweet my Friday night RPG sessions. The two current games I’m involved in are a 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign, in which I’m playing a melee ranger named Riia who really, really doesn’t like plants and an old-school Star Wars game in which I play Teyla, a minor Jedi who never got much training, has issues with seizures, and often gets her way thanks to her crime lord father. But I do promise that if you drag me into a conversation on Twitter by tagging me that I will always happily participate. It’s the instigating things I don’t really understand.

Buttons to my social media accounts can also be found at the top of the right-hand column of this page.

I hear rumor that another blog is featuring me at some point this weekend, with special interview questions. Stay tuned!

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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