It’s only about four months until my book is scheduled for its release. Someone mentioned to me it might be time to start working on my social media presence (yuck), and think about marketing strategies for myself and my book (ewwww). This may come as a surprise (nope) but it is not something I look forward to; it is a daunting task that inspires feeling of alarm and confusion.
What I like about writing a book is the actual exercise of writing. I enjoy the escape of diving into a story and immersing myself into a fictional world where I steer the plot although as the characters develop they seem to drive the events more than me(!?). It is healthier than immersing myself into a bottle of wine and it is even more entertaining since the characters in my book quite delight me. I am that weird woman in the giggling at her laptop in the corner of the cafe.
So, I am dipping my toe in cautiously as I attempt to foray into the intimidating world of social media. As a creature of habit, I naturally turn to the blogosphere first since writing is a big part of it. The next step is… next. Ha, just kidding (kind of). As soon as I finish this paragraph, I will try to learn how to market my blog (is that a thing or am I confused already?). Get people to read it. There. That is what I mean.
This blog was meant to start introducing you to my book—give you an idea of what its about and its charming characters (I may be biased but I can’t tell). I might have to write another blog soon to do that. Maybe I’ll do that before I venture into the next step of social media… I’m just not ready!!
Mom Readers for continuing to visit my blog.