Let me be clear about one thing from this very beginning point. I am NOT a Luddite. I use the Internet for work and fun. I am on Facebook, and I can even use the GPS system in my car. But I am also NOT a technology or social media nerd. Smart phone? Nope, not yet. Blogs? Okay, I read some and follow even fewer. But writing one? Me? I never saw that one coming.
But if you’ve read the “About Me” page, you know I’m working on some novels. They’re not published yet – like I said, I’m working on them. But the writing magazines I subscribe to and the websites I look at all say the same thing – if you’re going to be an author, you have to have a social media presence even before your first work is published.
Now there’s a conundrum for you. Who wants to read a blog by a writer who isn’t published yet? What can someone like that have to offer? After all, I can’t give you advice for how to get an agent. I haven’t got one (yet). I can’t tell you how to get published. I’m not there (yet).
But I can give a behind-the-scenes look at what I’m writing and how I go about it. I can give moral support to other writers like me who are trying to break free of the slush pile and become a published author. And maybe I can give a few minutes of entertainment to people needing a little break in their daily routine.
And, just maybe, we’ll all get to see the beginnings of a new career.