This chat went well. In case you’ve never chatted online, it’s a series of ongoing live emails that scroll down the page as people post. Names are identified--either real or whatever someone has chosen to be called during the chat. The other author and I went by our writing names, and everyone else appeared to have assumed a name for the chat.
There wasn’t a huge turnout on this one, possibly because it conflicted with the President’s State of the Union address. Whatever the reason, it was a lot more manageable than some chats in which I’ve participated. I was able to follow who was saying, or asking, what to whom. Sometimes people’s questions or responses scroll so quickly that it’s hard to follow, but not this time.
However, I’ve also been invited to participate in the Writerspace online Valentine Soiree on Sunday evening for Berkley Jove Authors, NAL Authors and Berkley Prime Crime & Obsidian Mystery Authors and interested readers, which will be a similar format. There’ll be a giveaway of 100+ books, and it will run from 8-11 PM eastern time. It’s likely to be one of those crazy chats I described. Am I participating in that one? Yes! I’ll be giving away a copy of OODLES OF POODLES, my new Pet Rescue Mystery, and will make a valiant attempt to follow what’s going on, and respond, for at least half an hour, most likely from 5:30-6:00PM
time. Los Angeles
Join me there!
Have you ever participated in an online chat? What do you think of them?