Friday, I met a new Harrisonburg writer friend (Carrie Ann) for lunch and coffee. (Yay!) Afterward, Kyle (my hubs) and I attended a social at which I got to meet a bunch of his students (super fun!). At 4:30 A.M. Saturday morning, food poisoned me (how dare it?!).
During the rest of the weekend’s quarantine (because of said food poisoning), I spent a lot of time on my laptop. And during a routine Twitter check, I clicked a link posted by a writer dude I follow (@PauloCamposInk) because it was a list of recommended writing blogs. With my “In the Blogosphere” feature as well as my general hunger for writing knowledge, a list of “writing-focused blogs worth reading regularly” definitely intrigued poor, sicky Ricki.
I scrolled down the list—lots of heavy-hitters, including Guide to Literary Agents, Writer Unboxed, Questions and Quandaries, Rachelle Gardner’s blog, etc. So, when I saw my name, I did a double take. Wha??
Actually, it says “Ricki Shultz” on the list**, so I thought it had to be a different person’s blog because the other blogs on the list were just too too good for little old me to be included among them. What a funny coincidence, I thought. However, when I clicked the link, it brought me here!
So, thanks to Paulo Campos and Stephen Maher of yingle yangle for the shout-out!
Definitely check out their list of recommended writing blogs—it’s fabulous. And I’m not just saying that because I’m on it—squee!
**No worries about the misspelling. Between my given name (Ericka), my maiden name (Gerald <—which you wouldn’t think would be that hard, but apparently it is?), the fact that I’m a female named “Ricki,” all the bajillion ways one can spell “Ricki,” and the fact that “Schultz” is a seven-letter word with only one vowel, I’ve pretty much always been doomed to a life of misspelled or misunderstood names. It’s nothing new, and it doesn’t bother me.🙂