At some time in the past, I’m sure what writers did was write.
How different the writing life is today.
I needed a Web site, so I found a super smart young lady who creates such things. I have been highly satisfied—except when some things need to be changed—like right now. I love the site she created. The only challenge is me: I sold another book—Yay—so now I need to ask this brilliant young woman to make lots of changes, which in the long run will be great. I just need to locate all of the areas and tell her what I’d like altered.
Get a My Space page, I was told early on after I sold my first mystery. I knew so little about this and figured it out enough to create a My Space page (I think), but now My Space has been replaced by something else.
We need to do Facebook and Twitter, sending Tweets and messages and, I believe, pictures. I gathered lots of Facebook friends even if my daughter who doesn’t do this said, “Oh, Mom, how sad. At your age, you need to beg people to be your friends.”
I agree. But so many individuals said, Yes! They would friend me—How cool is that?
Then I began to belive I had it licked, and along came the Tweets. I needed to search for even more friends, giving them little symbols along the way. Yet I am a writer, not a math person, and the purpose of all of those symbols and such gets confusing.
Maybe, though, things will change. Maybe if I stay at a standstill with friends and Tweets and such the whole social media thing will boomerang back to being as it was. I am a writer. You are a writer. Let’s spend our energies creating books. And maybe one reader will tell another and yet another how much they like our books. And our publishers will publish and promote our books.
A girl can wish, can’t she?
(In the meantime, please be my Friend at Facebook and Twitter. And check out my Web site at www.juneshaw.com. Thanks.)