Normally I don’t like writing out concrete goals for the world to see. Priorities change, and life has a distinct way of undoing the best plans. That said, I’m getting really close to shopping out a book to agents, and so I have to change my focus to things other than the worlds I create in my head. From what I’ve read about many authors, this is part of the less glamorous side of storytelling.
What I’m getting at here is trying to use social media more regularly.
It’s where the proverbial sausage gets made, although I find the metaphor to be lacking in complete accuracy. I enjoy chatting about fiction with people; I don’t often get the chance to do that as much. My life can be pretty hectic even without figuring out how to write a decent book that can get accepted by an agent. The lack of enjoyment comes in feeling pulled in different directions.
I think this might be the case for a lot of people out there, though some make it seem much easier than others. For me, I don’t take too well to social networking because of a few negative experiences in the past. It’s also hard to ignore the sheer magnitude of how quickly people can rise and fall from Internet grace. This post, through some strangely inexplicable accident of fate, could end up shared and viewed by the whole world. While I want my fiction to be that notorious, I don’t want infamy either.
Okay, I’m digressing a little bit, but I think I’ve made my point. I’m going to update more frequently here, starting with once a week on Wednesdays. By the year’s end, I should have at least 52 posts for 2018. Looking at the goal might be daunting, but I plan to take this one week at a time. To everyone who’s supported and encouraged me this past year, I have always and will always appreciate it. I hope to return an investment on that faith placed in me.