I’m actually writing this while I’m in a social media class — unfortunately, most of the class is geared to commercial applications. The good is that I talked three fellow authors into taking the class, so we can ask some questions that apply only to authors and get answers. The trouble for me with social media is that I’ve spent so much time on it in the last few months — learning all the ins and outs — that my actual writing has suffered.
So I think that I’ll devote one day a week to social media, as I have a facebook page (see the little icon I finally got in the upper right hand corner), and well as maintain the facebook page for The New Year’s Eve Club. And now I’m on Twitter (maybe I’ll eventually get that icon on this page). Then I’ll devote the other days to actually writing. Wish me luck.
Today, I’m featured at Writer Wednesday on Priscilla Shay’s blog. Every Wednesday in May Priscilla is featuring one of The New Year’s Eve Club author with an interview and a blub from their book.
Read my interview and make sure to get to the end and read the blurb from SARAH’S CAOWBOY at http://priscillashay.com/blog/.
escape to the west with a romantic adventure…
Another week gone by and I spent most of it working on the social media side of writing. For me the actual writing is much easier than having to learn all the technical stuff that required of writers today. Due to poor planning on my part I ended up participating in not one, but two social media forums and just keeping up with the lessons took all my writing time.
So I’ve really updated my facebook page (and got the icon on this page in case you want to go and check it out). My facebook will be participating in Teaser Tuesdays where I not only post a ‘teaser’ of my own work, but with links to other author’s sites for their teasers. A great way for readers to find authors and works they might like. Also finally signed up for Twitter, which I’m still trying to work out the kinks – but I’m now following not only authors but my soccer blogs. Haven’t figured out how to get the icon on this page yet, but you can find me at https://twitter.com/TerryIreneBlain
I have the Social Media class at the local community college tomorrow, so hope to get some of my questions answered there.
To get away from the computer, went to the opera one evening to see Aida. A terrific production and such beautiful voices. Then on Saturday it was the Corgi Meetup. About 30 corgis and their owners and other dogs met at a local dog park. Then we took a walk down the local trail (my bad, didn’t bet photos – which is another thing I’m working on).
So it’s a nice sunny day here in SoCal, so I’m taking the afternoon off to watch the baseball game. Then back to the computer and the ms. that’s been waiting for attention.
Yesterday, went to the local chapter of RWA for the meeting. Morning program an editor and in the afternoon, the always intertaining and informative Scott Farrell, founder of Chivalry Today who spoke on the weapons and armor of the Middle Ages. Even those of us not writing Medievals, lots of good background about the Age of Chivalry. If you ever get a chance to see Scott speak, you won’t be disappointed.
Well, I’m taking that social media class, and learning alot. There are about 20 people in the class, and at least I’m ahead of some of them as I already have web sit and a facebook page. Actually, two facebook pages, http://www.facebook.com/TerryBlainAuthor for me and I actually set up http://www.facebook.com/TheNewYearsEveClub for our New Year’s Eve Club novellas.
Some day I’ll figure out how to connect all these sites together — that’s the lesson I’m waiting for in the class. Wish me luck!
In additon to all the time I’m spending on social media, I’m in a writing challenge this month and should be getting words in my current wip manuscript.
Check out the my interview at Get Lost in a Story today — here’s the link http://tinyurl.com/cmra7mj They included several photos and had a nice set up. A great site.
I’m all fired up after the SoCal Writer’s Conference. Since writing is a solitary endeavor, it’s great to hang out with other writers who can sympathize with you. Who else wants to talk about POV (Point Of View), the black moment, goals and motivation of characters, word count, etc?
The thing I want to concentrate on most (besides writing a good book) is the social media aspect of writing since my books are ebooks. So right now I’m working to updating this website. In addition to taking an on-line class, next week I start a Social Media for Small Business class at the local community college. Since I spent most of my life in academia, I tend to learn very well in an academic setting. I even talked a couple of my author friends into taking the class with me.
Wish me luck, and come back a see if I’m making progress.
Ok, have just finished the blog tour for SARAH’S COWBOY, and now have four 5 star review on Amazon Kindle site. Check them out at http://tinyurl.com/aebfg8t .
This weekend I’ll be at the SoCal Writers Conference. And, since I’m not very technical, I’ve signed up for a class to learn all the technical stuff I don’t yet know.
Here’s a picture that has nothing to do with anything, it’s just one of my favorites. This is Bosco, who belongs to my daughter-in-laws parents. Note that their house number is ‘one’.
A big thanks to Samantha Atkins at http://tinyurl.com/a8o3ugc
Passionate About Books for a nice review of Sarah’s Cowboy.
SARAH’S COWBOY is on a blog tour this week. Read an excerpt today at http://musingsfromanaddictedreader.blogspot.com/.