I’m kind of regretting my self-imposed remit to tweet a sentence from my novel every day. It’s an arduous, thankless task, particularly painful late at night when I turn off the light and close my weary eyes to find an irritating blue bird flitting into view, not so much tweeting as squawking at me. I’ve forgotten again.
I haul myself out of bed thinking, who even reads these tweets anyway? Who’d ever notice if they disappeared?
I admit to defaulting on a couple of occasions and, strange to say, this has not resulted in the system grinding to a halt under the strain of outraged tweets. So, although I really don’t like reneging on a commitment, I have recently toyed with the idea of allowing my daily tweeted quotes to dwindle to the odd chirrup followed by blissful silence.
Then up pops fellow tweeter, @ClareMDavidson and asks if she can join in. Sure, I say, but be warned you might regret it. Then she comes up with the hashtag #sentenceaday. And before I know it, she’s tweeting her book every day and I’m feeling doubly compelled to carry on with mine. Thanks Clare!
If anyone actually wants to read this stuff, the hashtag will make it easier to find. And if anyone wants to join in, please feel free. At least then I’ll know I’m not the only fool lumbered with it.