One of the many things I learned a lot about at the DFW Writers’ Conference was social media and how important an author’s internet presence is. Agents talked about basically putting a writer’s project on hold until they got their internet media presence together and active.
On the other side of this is me, who is enthralled by the “old days” of being a writer, when it was a dude with a typewriter who did their thing without having to worry about waving the minutia of their life around like a flag for everyone. BUT THAT AGE HAS PASSED, and I realize this, which is why I have this blog, and a Twitter account, and I set up an author page on Facebook, etc.
I’ve talked about this before, that I don’t like blogging because I feel like it’s “talking about writing” instead of actually writing, and how there are people out there who will blog endlessly before they even begin a project. Sounds silly, but it happens. Can’t help the way I feel, and the way I feel is that the writing is of primary importance, and social media is secondary at best. If I slack on updating, just imagine that I’m off creating some astounding and magical work (which actually IS true, sometimes).