Everyone knows how much I love social media! It’s no secret that I lurk around on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram at various times throughout the day.
However, I have a manuscript to edit, and a deadline.
I watch in awe as fellow writers sign off their Facebook account with a ‘love you guys, but I’ve got to write this book/edit this draft/plot my next bestseller’, and they do it! They disappear from the public eye for so many days or weeks and return fresh-faced and another book better off.
So, I’ve decided to adopt their methods. I have some fabulous content scheduled for my blog and will happily share these posts, I will also pop over to see my favourite bloggers and catch up on their posts and help promote them, I may even post a few dragon pics on my YA Facebook page! All of this should take me an hour a day, after that, I will shackle myself to my desk with a red pen in hand.
I’d be so interested to hear how other writers’ deal with their promotion work and marketing while writing, or re-writing, their work in progress. Do you adopt the radio silence approach, or perhaps you hire your teenager/partner/cat to act as admin for a few weeks? I’d love to know so please add a comment below.
In the meantime, if you don’t see me lurking in my usual spots, panic not, normal service will resume shortly!