Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have noticed that I FINALLY changed my Twitter name this week. (and the rest of you, seriously WHY aren't you on Twitter yet?????) :)
That's right--@packratx is gone. GONE! Replaced by something a little more professional:
And I know, this probably doesn't seem like the monumental change I'm making it out to be--but to me, it actually is.
See...I created that Twitter account with no intention of doing anything other than following celebrity gossip. I didn't follow writers or publishing pros. I didn't have any followers. And I certainly didn't tweet. But at the time, I didn't have a blog. I didn't even have a complete first draft. So the idea of promoting myself or my book online wasn't even a consideration.
But a lot has changed since then. I have this blog. I have an agent. And I realized...well...I should probably stop using a Twitter name based off an email address I created back when I was like 16. (Some of you probably remember those days of: Do not use any form of your name for your email address it's DANGEROUS!!!! But--for those of you wondering--I will still be using that email account. Too many people know it and use it for me to close it down)
So--with the encouragement of a few followers who promised not to unfollow me if I made the switch--I edited my account. And...promptly got a bunch of tweets from my friends teasing me about finally growing up.
I guess I am. This writing thing is not just a phase for me. It WILL be a career. So the more I treat it like one, the better.
But if you're worrying that I'm going to be all mature and boring from now on, let me put your mind at ease. I may be growing up--but I will never be mature. Need proof?
Check out what I bought the last time I went to Target (and forgot to get the responsible, important things I went in for, no less)
OMG I love these little things. I am obsessed with them. OBSESSED. I lined them up all along my computer:
(In my defense, I do write MG so this is practically research *coughs*)
So yeah...same silly, rambling, immature Shannon sure to stumble into all kinds of Shannon Shame and #Shannonfails. Just in a slightly more professional package.
And that's what I accomplished this week. What about you guys? Please, share your accomplishments! (And CLEARLY no accomplishment is too small) ;)