Well, this has been an unexpected blast! When my new publisher at Helping Hands Press encouraged all his authors to get on the social media bandwagon, I almost despaired. I’ve been on Facebook for a while, thanks to my daughters’ urgings, but that’s it. It’s been an uphill climb, to be sure, and at times a frustrating and bumpy one, but I’ve now managed to make a nuisance of myself on Twitter, Tweetdeck, Goodreads, Pinterest, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and a couple more, not to mention a blog blitz on my website.
The blog blitz surprised even me. I began by featuring one author, as suggested by Mr. G, and since it wasn’t too difficult, I tried it again the next day. Here is a list of my December features:
December 6: My Fiction Writing 101—#3—Genre
December 8: Patti Smith (Helping Hands Press – HHP – author)
December 9: Sheila Lagrand (HHP)
December 9: Book review of The Roman’s Quest by Anne Baxter Campbell
December 10: Andy McKell (HHP)
December 11: Joy Ross Davis (HHP)
December 12: Amber Schamel (HHP)
December 13: Life intervened—not superstitious; it was my dear hubby’s birthday.
December 14: Jeanette Hanscome (HHP)
December 15: Linda Wood Rondeau (HHP)
December 16: Linda Wegner (a dear friend, author and technical writer)
December 17: Marsha Hubler (HHP)
December 18: Mishael Witty (HHP)
December 19: David Stearman (HHP)
December 20: My Christmas blog (previously featured on Ruth L. Snyder’s website)
December 21: To The New Year
Now I plan to take a break for a bit until the new year arrives. My aim (dangerous to put it out there, I know) is to tweak my approach to about once a week and include more author sites and interviews, as well as continuing my Fiction Writing 101 posts (otherwise I won’t be able to continue my fiction writing).
Until then, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope each of you will consider the Reason for the Season—Jesus, our Saviour—and let Him lead you into 2014.
Now I’m off to bake a few more kinds of cookies and prepare myself and my house for the sweet chaos of our three kids, their spouses and ten lively grandchildren. And maybe a few more guests along the way.
Note of interest: The third volume of my e-book, Other Side of the River—Tempered Sorrows—is set to release around December 19, so please stay tuned.