"Yeah, well I'm old enough to be everybody's damn Grandma," I said. "Especially Kody Keplinger."
Actually, that's not exactly true. But I think I am the oldest one of Joanna Stampfel-Volpe's clients, a special, tight-knit group of writers who are required (it's in the contract, seriously) to get tattoos (we won't say where) that read JSV.
But, as as one agent blogged about recently - age is just a number. And writers both young and old are celebrated in this post from Laura Marcella.
As for me, I am still young at heart, with a child's delight of things in the world. I hope I never lose that, because that's what keeps me writing for children.
But it is difficult for old people to keep up with all this new internet stuff. Especially the words.
I'm pretty good, though. I know what BFF means. Biggest French Fry, right?
And ROFL. I learned that one, too. Racing out for Lunch. Told ya' I was good.
But all this social networking lingo is dicey. I mean, I think I've mastered:
- Peep - a people (person)
- Tweep - a person who twitters (or tweets)
- Twitface - a person who twits and facebooks (and who is your friend on both)
- Gleek - a person who lives for Tuesday nights.
but Bestie? what the heck is that? A special internet friend, that reads your blog, your facebook, your twitter, leaves comments and hopefully buys your book someday?
The reason I'm learning all these cool new words is that to be an author these days, you're supposed to social network like crazy, have a web page, a blog, a facebook (which I'm getting really paranoid about because of all the privacy issues, but that's because I'm old, peeps) twitter (which at least I know is completely public, so no prob) accumulate besties like crazy while also writing the next Most Magnificent Manuscript, which is literally exhausting for some of us who are like - really old.
Anyway, I am very glad to be included with all of you as a peep, tweep, twitface, gleek, and bestie. Group Hug, everybody.
Now excuse me while I hobble out to the mailbox. I think my brand new AARP card just arrived. Yes!!