One of the things about becoming an Author — a self-published one, anyway — is that they say you have to build a platform to work off of. You have to make yourself known. In the normal publishing world, people buy your idea, they handle all the marketing and advertising, and you go on to be the next Steven King.
Well, maybe not.
In all seriousness, though, when you’re doing the self-publishing thing, you take a lot of the hard stuff on yourself. You have to pay to be edited, and pay to have a cover made. You have to get your brand out in the open. I’ve taken to Twitter, the all knowing bird, and I’ve been a Facebook schill for a while now, anyway. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed the interactions on Twitter, it’s been refreshing.
So, now, on a daily basis I have my Twitter account, my Facebook page, this site, and an Instagram that I don’t ever post anything on. But I try to keep up with them all, in the hopes that I’ll make contact with enough people to really get out there and get discovered.
I’ve never been much of one to not chase my dreams, so that’s what I’m going to keep on doing. I’m just going to chase them from up here on the diving platform, looking down into the olympic pool that is social media.