Back on January 1st, I set a goal to be published, to write and finish at least one book. No longer would I throw a half written manuscript aside and focus on another muse. Nope. I was going to be focus and finish The Scale, shop it around and get it published. Oh yes, in that process, I had to put myself out there and embrace social media. I created a twitter account, a Facebook page, and even a Tumblr account…but Sshh; I don’t know what to do with that one yet.
I’d love to connect with you. Below are all of my social media links.
Mika_Jolie Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikaJolie1
I decided to create a blog and document my journey of being published. Check it out at http://mikajolie.com/.
Creating a blog was a struggle, a fun one at that. Many fellow writers I’d befriended on Twitter freely gave me tips, walked me through the steps. A big thank you to them!
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Okay, so you might be thinking where am I going with this?
Two things…well three things really.
First and foremost as authors, whether we want to or not, we have to embrace social media. It is the best marketing tool you have in your hands. It is a way to brand yourself, get acquainted with your readers and fellow writers. I can’t tell you how many wonderful people I’ve connected with so far.
When The Scale was published, I didn’t know half of what I know now about marketing and it still became a bestseller. I have to thank social media for that. A buzz was created around the book from online groups. One person read The Scale and there you go…before I knew it, as one reader said to me, I’d become a buzz. Little me. Can you imagine?
The second and third reason for this blog, I accomplished my writing goal. Actually I’ve surpassed my goal. I released not one but two books in 2014. Need You Now was released today and available for purchase. All links are posted below.
So there you go my friends, my writing goals and how I embraced social media. Whatever your goals are, shoot for the stars and stay focus.