fan page for Edges. The cast of characters at The Moonflower Motel Youth Hostel eschew technology for adventure in the desert, but as it's author, I must not do that. In my last post I shed light on my confusion with publicity and marketing. A few of you reminded me that other writers become their own on-line marketers, and I guess I needed permission to do that. I don't want to turn people "off" with shameless self-promotion, but I DO want people to read my book! I also want to be "liked" and putting it out there makes me vulnerable. Welcome to the club. It's not a popularity contest, although it certainly brings some of those fears to the surface.
So - yesterday I rolled up my sleeves and went to work at 4PM, almost tearing my hair out in the process! My smarts are not extended to computer . . . what's the word . . . stuff. I made many mistakes, and even sent out an email inviting all of my "friends" to be "friends" with Léna Roy again. NOT Edges. Embarrassing. I couldn't figure out how to publish the page. But three hours and a very hungry family later, I conquered. I still have to figure out how to link the page to my blog and my official website, but I'm on my way.
And you know what, I feel empowered. In less than 24 hours, 88 people have clicked the "like" button for Edges. A far cry from world domination, but a very good start I'd say! :-)
Thank you for being part of my process!
PS Special thanks go to Wonderwegian, for writing DO IT, and to Kathleen McDade, for finding the FB link! (They don't call her Technomama for nothin'!)
Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.
"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.