Not that far back? Okay.
In early May, I saw a tweet in my feed that said Operation Awesome was looking for a new team member. I'd been following the blog for a while, altho I'm just as guilty as most writers out here in internet-land that I read but never comment [yes, I'm giving all of you the side-eye]. After about a week of contemplating, I decided I'd like to be more involved with the online writing community, so I completed the application.
Weeks passed. Crickets chirped. June arrived. I figured I hadn't been selected, and promptly forgot about it. Kinda like life in the query trenches, no?
Then what should show up in my email box but an invitation to join the team. I thought - Wow, this is the strangest job-application success I'd ever not interviewed for.
I'll never know whether I was the only
I know you are all super excited to welcome me to your internet wanderings. You're still reading this, aren't you???? Your first order of “welcome Dena” business is to go back to the story we posted yesterday here at Operation Awesome [my first contribution to this blog, maybe I'll use it as a publication credit in my query], and leave a comment. It can be witty, insightful, an honest review, or an inquiry as to the welfare of our lovable mascot, Oliver Awesome. [He's doing awesome, thanks for asking.]
You [yes I'm looking at YOU] need to leave your mark on this blog. Go forth and comment! It makes the blog much more fun to read. I promise we won't bite you.
And that's my job here. I'll be posting on Mondays – everyone's favorite day of the week – with fun writing-related questions and
Okay enough of the fun stuff. Moving on to a little about me. Are you still awake? I write MG [and a stray non-MG that insisted I write it]. I have two completed manuscripts and I hope to query one of them in 2020. In my non-writing time, I'm a trial attorney in Southern California. I also blog and tweet about interesting and/or humorous legal and military topics. If that sounds remotely entertaining to you, I'd love to follow you back.
Now, make me proud of all of you and help me accomplish my purpose on this blog. Go forth and comment!