A series of fortunate events
So today is the day. It had been announced for a while but Twitter finally got around to adding another 140 characters to its character limit, meaning that tweets can now be 280 characters long. Instinctively this just feels wrong. People who use the longer limit feel like they are on a soapbox
I’ve had a tough couple of days sleep-wise, feeling totally exhausted throughout the day due to insomnia. So I’ve not got anything done all week and I feel bad for it, punishing myself like I have a choice. Classic me.
One problem I have had through out my entire time online is just how much there is to do and manage. If you’re a normal person (i.e. not an artist) I can imagine that it doesn’t matter if you are only on one social media and concentrate on that, but as an artist I feel I have to be in as many places as possible and be active on all of them to draw attention to my work.
About a month back I saw a beautiful girl and couldn’t help staring. I immediately wrote about the encounter in a series of tweets, adding my narrative flair.
Would you be put off if I more frequently discussed sexy topics and spoke more vulgarly? I’m just curious because I know that’s not why some people followed me and I don’t want to disrespect my established fan base.
It’s not often that I post about something political, or something in the really real world for that matter, but it’s also not often that I am there, in the moment when a global event takes place and a new meme is created. I’m talking about covfefe.
When I started my big social media push back in October, I made new accounts for a lot of sites. Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt and Facebook were the first.
Today is the day. Chapter one of my debut novel, Fools’ Blood is now available on Wattpad. Please have a look and tell me what you think! I’ll be posting a new chapter every week on what is Saturday for me, but probably Friday night for most of you. If you enjoy it, please come back and follow the continuing adventure of a vampire searching for his purpose. The full synopsis is at the end of this post.
Obviously, I am not entirely qualified to give advice on publishing since, as the title says, I haven’t published anything in the past. The future is another matter, but I don’t want to blow your tiny 3 dimensional minds with my advanced knowledge. So instead I’m going to make this a theoretical process post by discussing what I plan to do to publish my debut novel. You can tell me if you think it is a good idea and I will ignore you either way. Only joking, I’d love the attention and help. I’m dying over here.
You can see and vote in the poll here. Twitter doesn’t leave a lot of room for explanation, so allow me to burden you with some knowledge. I’ve given the one line pitch for the novel in the retweet, so you have some context to help pick from the options, but why those options?
I started a regular tweet feature called #AdventuresInEditing, where I tweet real and made up excuses why I didn’t get any work done today. I hope it amuses people and gets some aspiring not to be like me in that regard. I’m so great I can turn a bout of laziness into a motivational event.