knocking around Twitter for a time, I fell into a wild crowd. I became part of
a global community using hashtags like #FP (Friday Phrases), #Iamwriting, and
#writingcommunity. At first I stayed in the shadows. One Friday a tweet formed
in my mind. I don’t even know where it came from. I checked my word count, and
hit “tweet.” The earth didn’t shatter.
No one replied, “Get off, this is for writers.”
challenged myself to post at least one tweet each Friday. I noticed that
keeping my words under 140 characters helped my wordsmithing skills. I kept
coming back. The participants were encouraging and during the week would often
speak of their “works in progress.” Some were published authors, others just
loved words and sharing thoughts.
few months participation, and meeting some of the most lovely people around the
globe, the oddest question popped into my mind. What if I was a goldfish? Of
course I knew about “fish out of water” themes in movies and books. But, what
about a real fish? What would she have to say? And just like that, Goldfish
Diaries was born.
For over two years she would come to the surface each Friday and play the #FP game. With the encouragement of those on twitter, I started drawing this precious being with a big heart and so much to learn from the world. And now she has her own book, which I share with you.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain