I have truly neglected this blog. For writers this is a major no-no. When I finally got In Search of Shiloh published at the end of July, I should have made a major effort of get the word out about the book, but you can see by the date of my last post it didn’t happen. Shame on me!
Truth is that this whole marketing thing is really overwhelming. The research, the writing, the editing, and even the work with Create Space who actually produced my Shiloh book was all something I could handle. A retired English teacher who knows little to nothing about the business world could feel her way through those mazes, but the business end of the publishing world is a very different galaxy. It’s filled with concepts of social media, platforms, analytics, and hashtags that are as alien to me as a paved road would have been to Mac and Laurel in my book.
Nevertheless, after returning from my second Blue Ridge Novelist Retreat in North Carolina a week ago, I am convicted that if I am going to get my book before the reading public I must master these beasts of blogging, twittering, and instagramming, to go along with my limited knowledge of Facebook, I must take charge of my blog once again.
So I will set my goal before you…Twice a week I will post something relevant to my interests here. I will update you on the progress of the next volume of the Shiloh Saga, or tell you something about one of the places Mac and Laurel visited during their travels, or shared something about another writer or other interesting Arkansan. I may also tell you some interesting tidbit about this fantastic state I live in. I hope you will enjoy my blog and that you will see fit to follow my musing and drop me a comment from time to time….Blessings, Pat
Writing has become my second career. Learning to put my stories in a format to be read, interacting with other writers, and seeing people enjoy my books make my days busy and purposeful. Blessed by God, I have a gift that allows me to follow a new path during my retirement.
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