Dear Blog Friends,
Wow! Thanks for all your support and advice. Right now it feels like I’ve been drinking from the fire hose. I’ve read a lot of different blog posts about people who have epublished. Here are some of the links I went to, many of which were provided by my partner-in-crime (and sister-in-law) Beth. Beth also researched and found for me an impressive list of reviewers and publicity people. Here’s a few of the links I’ve been reading on.
I’ve also gotten advice from my stalwart and genki * agent, Kate, who gave me the link at the top and the offer of advice and assistance when I’m ready for it.
I’ve gone to all these blogs and read a lot about epublishing. I’m reading and looking into everything you’re sending me, rest assured. I’m full-on into research mode right now.
One of my goals for the week of May 2-8 was to get plugins installed on this website so that it will automatically tweet when there’s a new post, and on my other sites so that they will take these tweets and repost them. Hoot suite is supposed to do it, but SURPRISE! Not for self-hosted websites. The twitter plugin doesn’t work, and the comments offer no clarification. The facebook update, which is supposed to add an update when I post here, also doesn’t work. They don’t say why, just that it’s not working right now. Clearly, I am cursed.
My backup plan is my friend Gabrielle, who is not only terribly clever, but she owes me a small favor.
Meanwhile, I’m going to write posts about some of the other factors behind the creation of SEEING THINGS. I’m also going to start a new feature, “short fiction spotlight” so you can have some free fiction (not mine, not yet) to read.
*genki is a Japanese word that doesn’t translate well. It sort of means “healthy” and sort of means “happy” and sort of means “energetic” and kind of means all three.