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So last night I let some friends (if you can call them that!) talk me into joining Twitter and I can already tell that this was a serious mistake.  We're talking major procrastination enabler here.  The guilty parties were Alethea Kontis, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Stephen Gould -- I offer their names so that my agent and editor will know exactly who to blame for all future missed deadlines.

Anyway, if you're on Twitter and you'd care to follow me, my username (as always) is DavidBCoe.  Looking forward to your tweets!

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princessalethea
Feb. 4th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell yeah.
I shot the sheriff.
davidbcoe
Feb. 4th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Okay, now reggae a la Clapton is permanently affixed to my brain. It's like you don't want me getting any work done at all....
arhyalon
Feb. 4th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh...that's bad, David...will you ever write (a novel) again?

;-)
davidbcoe
Feb. 4th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that's very much up in the air right now....
arhyalon
Feb. 5th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Your only hope is to write it 140 words at a time. ;-)
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
Lol! Thing is, it's not 140 words it's 140 CHARACTERS!!!

Edited at 2009-02-05 01:13 am (UTC)
arhyalon
Feb. 5th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Ah...good point!

I did the math. At that rate, it should only take you about 5142 posts. ;-)
ferragus
Feb. 4th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Muahaha!

Me too!
davidbcoe
Feb. 4th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Good thing I'm not so paranoid as to believe in conspiracies.... [Looks over shoulder...]
hedwig_snowy
Feb. 4th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I remember when people would write 10 page letters. Then, even with the internet, 1,000 word emails. Then...300 word blog posts. Now, here comes Twitter! What I did today in 20 words or less!!!

Nice of you to out your 'friends'. Will know who to blame if a book is late. Think publishers have a mean side? Just think about readers.... ;)
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Okay, who do you know who used to write 10 page letters....?

But your point is well taken. Twitter is definitely a strange beast. Fun, but strange.
onyxhawke
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
David,

I understand Mary and Althea are unfairly persuasive... but you've always been one of the more sensible people in the industry. Just Say No!
maryrobinette
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
But all the cool kids are doing it.
onyxhawke
Feb. 5th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
And what do the pastimes of children have to do with that of (im)mature adults?
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
And the first one was free! (All of them are, actually....)
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
They'd plied me with wine and good food. I was defenseless!
onyxhawke
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
You poor man. You can of course delete the account when they aren't looking, I'm sure your other half, editor and agent will defend you.
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't want to do anything rash....
crazywritergirl
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
What a clever way to reduce fellow author competition--addict them to Twitter!

I have resisted the lure of the dark side. I have enough trouble getting geared up to write without yet another distraction. Besides, it'll take away from my time surfing the I'net for intriguing articles about dromedaries and thylacines.



davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, but Jana, it's so easy to do and it's fun! There are lots of nice people on Twitter just waiting to be your friend. Come on, Jana. You know you want to....
onyxhawke
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
HA!

And i thought i was the only one who noticed it!

crazywritergirl
Feb. 5th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Nice try. Points for style. I'm immune. I only sell my soul for book contracts, expensive chocolate and fine single malt scotch. One has to have some scruples, you know.
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
>>I only sell my soul for book contracts, expensive chocolate and fine single malt scotch.<<

It's like we were separated at birth.
crazywritergirl
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Albeit a decade apart (grin). I've promised myself that when a NY contract happens I'll buy myself a digital SLR. Your Canon recommendation is at the top of my list. I'm keen to get back into photography to de-stress. We've got this really cool Victorian cemetery in Atlanta that has some of most amazing mausoleums (mausolea). I will go nuts.
davidbcoe
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Very cool. Eight months later I still love my camera.
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