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New Facebook Page

Thank you for donating your stories to the Exclusion Project.  Reading them has helped the ChickieNob so much, but it has also been a strange, emotional experience for me, and I’m trying to summarize my thoughts into a post.  It has jogged memories, it has led to interesting conversations and it has certainly made me wonder if things do actually get better.  And then the ChickieNob gets mixed up in all of it too, creating a strange emotional soup.

Give me a day to separate the floating vegetables from the alphabet noodles, or some sort of metaphor like that.

In the meantime, Josh and I created a Facebook page this week.  He actually had to make his own freakin’ Facebook app in order to have the page do what I wanted it to do.  I am so proud of him, and he was on a coding high from the whole experience.

You see, I was going to set up a page on Facebook for Life from Scratch, but then I realized that it would probably go the way of the Navigating the Land of If page which has been pretty much dead since it started.  Because there’s only so much you can say — the book is out.  Please buy my book.  I’m doing a reading here.  Please buy my book.  Here’s a review.  Will you read my motherfucking book already?

Except you don’t curse because that isn’t polite (see, Mum, I do listen).

So instead I decided to start a page that will house all current and future book information that can also be a clearing house for talking about things I’m reading (books by other people), and publishing advice, and publishing news I read.  It will sort of be a mishmash of everything:

  • Book news
  • Giveaways
  • Reviews
  • My thoughts on other people’s books
  • Publishing information
  • My fear of crickets
  • How I love the state of Maryland hardcore
  • My crush on various celebrities
  • A recipe for ebelskivers
  • And — of course — secret messages I find by circling every third letter in the Harry Potter books.

So if you are on Facebook and want to follow along, like the Melissa Ford, Author page.  Why Melissa Ford, Author — which sounds so pretentious I can hardly handle being near myself?  Because there is a Melissa Ford, Porn Star and strange-looking men often try to friend me on Facebook thinking I just might be said porn star.  And I just don’t want to disappoint anyone with talk about how to write an agent query letter who were coming over to check for nudie pics.

I am not getting rid of my other Facebook page, but I feel myself gravitating over to this new one.  So if you want to follow my witty bon-mots, you may want to come on over to the new space.  And who knows, Purim is coming up.  It’s a good space to do a mishloach manot giveaway…


1 Kate (Bee In The Bonnet) { 01.20.11 at 10:10 am }

I love the new Facebook page, Mel. It’s awesome, and such a great idea to have everything in one place, rather than multiple pages for each subsequent book (as I’m sure there will be many more to come!).

2 BigP's Heather { 01.20.11 at 10:31 am }

I have been thinking about the Exclusion Project. I started reading and it brought up too many bad memories so I have had to step away. Eventually I am going to post something. And I am going to go back and read the rest too. I just wasn’t in the right head space when I started reading. ..

Love the new page! Josh rocks.

3 wordgirl { 01.20.11 at 11:01 am }

I wish I could join the new page — but I try to keep a discrete distance between IRL self — and internet self — and even though it seems paranoid I feel like there would be some way that my internet self would be outed…but know I’m supporting in spirit —

4 N { 01.20.11 at 11:48 am }

The new page is really great. 🙂

5 It is what it is { 01.20.11 at 11:56 am }

Are you going to link your blog to your FB page? You can do that (Tertia from So Close does that as does Gina from SkinnyTaste) which can be helpful because posts reach my FB feed quicker than they reach my Google Reader. Just a thought that maybe you’ve already thunk).

6 a { 01.20.11 at 2:09 pm }

Can’t wait to see the page!

7 HereWeGoAJen { 01.20.11 at 2:27 pm }

I got your book today. 🙂

8 Danette { 01.21.11 at 11:02 am }

Your facebook page looks great–certainly you couldn’t be confused with a porn star! No, you look too scholarly with your glasses!! Anyway, best of luck with the book and thank you for all you do with IComLeavWe. You’re fabulous!!

9 Battynurse { 01.21.11 at 7:55 pm }

I really like it. And no getting mixed up with a porn star wouldn’t be good.

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