For as long as I can remember, I’ve nearly centered my social life around the nightly television schedule. As a small girl, I vividly remember rushing home from Friday night high school football games to watch Miami Vice. Not the normal play-date for an eight-year old. In high school, I looked forward to Thursday night when my parents were out and I had the TV to myself. To this day, Thursday is still my favorite day of the week because of the television lineup in the 90s. Plus, Thursday means only one more day until the weekend. In college, I made my friends wait until the series finale of 90210 wrapped before I’d join them at our favorite bar, and then asked them to wait longer so I could repaint my face from all the crying. I have the best girl friends a woman could ask for – love you, you know who you are.
The past decade, I worked in a very crazy environment serving as a multi-business owner’s Executive Assistant. He was always out of the office leaving me behind to handle all the b-s. Don’t get me wrong, I adored working for him but I wasn’t really a fan of all my co-workers. Come six o’clock, I used television as my outlet to relieve my stress. Maybe it’s not the healthiest habit but definitely enjoyable.
Today, I stay home and write fiction not leaving much time for my beloved pastime. My minor case of OCD (well, I say minor but my friends and family insist I have more of a problem than I recognize) nags at me because I have over 130 recordings on my DVR, but I’m battling those demons one day at a time. For the first time in my life, I’ve found something I enjoy more that curling up on the couch with my blanket and remote control: writing.
Last month, I attended DFWCon and I can honestly say it’s the best investment that I’ve made in a long time. At the conference, I signed up for a Social Media Workshop led by the great Kristen Lamb. Until then I didn’t Facebook, Tweet, or Blog. I’ve enjoyed reconnecting with long-lost friends via FB and this week, I successfully launched my new twitter account: @Tiffany_A_White. I’ve met some wonderful writers’ online suffering through the same struggles I battle daily and it helps to know that I’m not alone.
I dedicate my inaugural blog to Kristen and my fellow classmates. Thank you for the inspiration!
Kristen Lamb – http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/
Damian Trasler – http://dtrasler.com/
Amy Shojai – http://amyshojai.com/
Danielle Meitiv – http://daniellemeitiv.com/
Pamela Mason – http://www.writermason.blogspot.com/
Jen Greyson – http://www.thesurvivalmama.com/
Shellie Sakai – http://shelliesakai.wordpress.com/
Jenny Hansen – http://jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com/
PJ Kaiser – http://pjkaiser.com/
Grace H. Lewis – http://sweetdreamsflyingmachines.wordpress.com/
Michele Blaker – http://micheleblaker.wordpress.com/
Tune in Tuesday for my first edition of Tiffany’s Tele-Tuesday! Please feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you!