Happy Dance. It only took 3 hours and 2 ignorant questions to the Happiness Engineers to get two “Pages” nested nicely under “Writing” up in that top left corner. Hurrah! There’s no stopping me now.
I spent most of the day getting that Facebook button to appear in the bottom left hand corner. I don’t seem to read instructions with any tech-intelligence. Once I’d succeeded I wondered why it had seemed so difficult. I wanna get to the fun stuff – posting some flash fiction, pictures, ideas. Sigh … maybe tomorrow.
Self promotion is easy sitting here in front of a non-judgemental monitor — no eye rolling, no heavy sighs, no seat shifting. Out in the Wide World, not so much. Self-deprecation would be my tendency. But… I am here and unjudged. (so far).
I’m currently under contract with Freisen Press http://friesenpress.com/to publish my latest novel. Probably titled “Journey” though I’ve considered “Saving the Stein” and “Stagyn” — the Nlaka’pamux word meaning “hidden place” — for the title. Cover design and titles are so important to my choosing a book to browse so I must presume the same for others.
What a process it is, getting a book published. Writing it felt authentic and inspired but this is awkward and anxiety driven. I struggle to understand and use social media. Facebook is convoluted. My fingers sweat on the keyboard. Twitter — oh, I am a twit on Twitter. I stare at that little text box as if every possible word reeks of pomposity or pretension. Stay tuned. I might yet conquer my angst and Tweet.