I’m giving some thought – again – to shutting this place down, and moving everything over to my Proper Writer Website. I’m giving thought to a lot of things, including setting up a Facebook page.
Believe it or not, I’ve never used facebook. I’ve resisted it. Despite my distaste for it and its practices (give them money or your followers can’t see your posts? What?!) I can’t help thinking it might get my work out there.
I’m on G+, but it’s a ghost town over there. Well, OK, it’s not really a ghost town, but I don’t know how to work it and if you don’t know anyone on it, it may as well be a ghost town, even with the communities. I find it pretty isolating as far as social networks go and if you’re hoping your work will become visible there just fageddaboudit. I have to say I’m much more comfortable with twitter and tumblr.
On the brighter side of things, I think I’m actually going to do NaNo this year! I stuck with May’s Camp NaNo for about three days before tossing it all in, and last year I think I lasted until Week Two. But I have an Idea and a really fantastic character, and I plan to set it in the 1940s or 50s so I’ll have a few months to research in the lead-up to November. I know you’re not meant to plan much in advance, but I won’t be plotting or anything, just getting a feel for the setting as I don’t know a great deal about it. Picking the right decade is important for getting the feel right for the character and her life, so I need to know enough to make the right choice just to begin with!
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve had a great lump of ideas lately, I just can’t find myself in a place to do much with them. So I’ll leave this particular one for November, in the hopes of actually being able to get some words down, and toy with the others in the meantime.