When Is Enough?
by Darlene Fredette
I do my best on social media. I have a web site and blog where I announce new releases and share updates on my writing progress. I even post a photo every now and then, and host some of my writing friends. I’m active on Facebook with a personal account and an author page. I’m also on Twitter. I have Yahoo and Goodreads accounts, and several emails. I don’t post news on my social media sites every day, because by the time I check my email and the other sites, a few hours of my day are already lost.
There are other social media sites that I should be participating in, such as: Thunderclap, Bookbub, Triber, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, YouTube, and a new one Tsu (I’m not sure if I have that name right). AND I’m sure there are more sites than what I’ve listed.
If so much time is spent updating these social media sites, when are we writing? Sure, I’d like to pin my book covers on Pinterest, but I’m not going to stay up until one in the morning, or get up at five in the morning to write just because I’ve spent most of my day updating social media. Shouldn’t our main focus be finishing that current book or writing that new one?
So, when is enough?
Do we have to participate on all these sites to be known and sell our books?
Personally, I can’t keep up with social media. It’s gone well past my knowledge...and time. I’ve decided to stick with the sites I have and hope for the best.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
AND, since I have your undivided attention, I’ll take this opportunity to share my latest release, Law of Attraction. It never hurts to slip in a promo when you can!
Law of Attraction
Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 01, 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Tagline: Determined to win back Christina, Steven will take the law into his own hands...even if he has to play dirty.
Back Cover Blurb:
Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough? Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected—or wanted—to see again. During their first meeting, she can't deny a connection still exists. Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.
Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the court room, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation. Six years ago Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away. Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back...even if he has to play dirty.
An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.
Web Blog: http://findingthewritewords.blogspot.com
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=1186