What the hell am I doing?
As I exited 2013, I found myself trying to maintain a productive presence on Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and my blog. My blog alone involves writing and posting short stories, author interviews, book reviews, and regular blog updates (like this one). And by the way, I was (and still am) in the middle of writing my next novel in the Miles Stevens Series and publishing a collection of my short stories.
What the hell am I doing? Oh, I already asked that. But really, what’s this all about? The other day I spent nearly two hours updating the banners on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I don’t think my banners were keeping me off the best seller list. Although, I do think my profile photo may be impacting sales.
Let’s face it, aspiring Indie authors have to do a lot of things to establish a presence and a following. We just do. But I’m beginning to think that doing a few things well is better than trying to be everywhere on the social media scene.
I want to focus my time on writing. So, as I enter 2014, I’m looking for things NOT to do. I cancelled my LinkedIn membership the other day. It felt good. I need to cut more things. If you have ideas, I’d be interested in hearing them.