As you can tell from my photos I wear glasses. Getting glasses can be a real struggle. So, not only do I want to tell you about the glasses and how to procure a pair of these super amazing glasses yourself; I want to tell you how this taught me some things about social media and marketing.
This was Orcut, originally put out there by Google after Friendster wouldn’t sell to them, (probably should have — oh well, hindsight and all). It emerged about a year before Facebook. Looks kinda similar, doesn’t it? It had an interesting run and actually took off and had 1.5 million communities within a year.
But… I just want to write.
One of the most difficult things about being an an indie author is the marketing. We must spend time to get the word out about these magnificent works of ours, and to do so takes time. But who has time for that when our characters are in peril, and fans await the next book?
hough she really wanted to sleep in, trying to remain in a foul mood just seemed pointless after the wonderful evening they’d had the night before. She stood filling the coffee maker, not really paying attention to it, going through the motions like she did every other morning; mindlessly doing this morning task. Her thoughts were elsewhere, and she hadn’t even bothered to check the TV.
Writing in the indie world is an uphill climb. Many excellent writers, glorious storytellers with magical mysteries flowing onto pages, are never seen. Manuscripts being sent for review with high hopes, only to be responded to with rejection after rejection. Dashing hopes, and sometimes silencing dreams for good, these struggles plague many authors.
How does this book speak to the things of today? When we are staring down the road and see that we are now forbidden to go outside, stores are closed, and friends and family cant have holidays it feels just a little dystopian. While it is true that at the very least flu deaths have decreased simply from the distancing, everything feels so disconnected.