Had to shut down my browser, take a deep breath, and STOP all social networking.
I MISS WRITING!!!!!
Unfortunately, being a writer isn’t enough these days. Not if you want someone other than your mother to read your book.
You may have noticed I’m launching a new book soon, My YA science fiction novel, WHEELS. (Okay truth be told, it’s already up for sale on Amazon, but the big announcement doesn’t happen until next week. I just needed a week to breath.) Anyway, since the other books I’ve authored are geared toward the younger set, I wanted to revamp my website, my blog and basically, my virtual author image. As such, I have been immersing myself in social networking with the goal that someday, SOON, I can sit back and have time to write again. And I’m close… I’m so close to being there. Not that I have the whole social networking thing down perfectly—far from it. No, I’m close because I’m at the point where I’m ready to say, enough is enough! I’m a writer, not a tweeter… dammit!
That said, I have to say, I’ve met some great people on Twitter and Goodreads. In fact, one of the books I’m currently reading, The Last Great Wizard of Yden, was written by one of my new twitter friends. In the age where bookstores are closing faster than trendy boutiques, it’s great to have venues where you can get book recommendations. Goodreads.com, in fact, feels like a bookstore. I love, love, love the recommendations tab. If you love to read and you’re not on Goodreads–go there now! Sign up. Really, stop reading my blog immediately and go sign up.
The rest of you, well, bear with me. I will be talking about something other than social networking soon. By the way, I’m going to see Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, at my local library this evening. Maybe he’ll help remember what it is I do for a living. I write. Right?
- 2011: 334 Books or A Reader’s Year in Review (thesassylibrarian.blogspot.com)
- Why Goodreads Gave Up on Amazon (readwriteweb.com)
- Upstream vs. Downstream Social Networks: Content vs. Community (newcommbiz.com)
- PGP-How Many Hats Do Independent Artists Have To Wear? (pluginin.org)