Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Writing and Websites

Ok, so this will not be as "juicy" as the past few blogs, but it still needs to be written nonetheless.

I have multiple websites and profiles. I have 2 websites; 3 myspace profiles; a facebook profile; a twitter page; this blog; several writing profiles/forums; all of my modeling profiles, and multiple e-mail addresses. Yes, I spend my day glued to my computer up-dating everything, doing guest spots on various blogs and so on.

The internet is a HUGE resource for us writers. Why? Because we can literally reach the world with our books. We never know who is looking at our profiles or blogs. Someone you may never meet could buy your book simply by seeing your profile. The internet is a writer's best friend.

Though I like to consider myself a somewhat active soul (I love to be doing SOMETHING at all times. I get bored too easily), a huge portion of my life is dedicated to typing on my keyboard. It's not a glamorous life, but if it gets me sales and exposure I am all for it! :)

So, yeah I "work" a lot. Believe it or not, it gets quite monotonous. Plus when one has a cat that likes to eat computer wires such as myself, computer problems can throw a huge monkey wrench in my work. Thus, the fear of my cat keeps me attached to this machine far more than I care to admit.

The other great thing about the internet is being a guest blogger, doing blog tours or getting your work highlighted by other bloggers. I've been a guest on a few different blogs, and I'm continuing to do that. In addition, I try to get my work featured on various blogs. For example, on Dec. 13, Loving Her will be featured on http://whispersofthemuse.org/AuthorSpotlight/SpotlightFrame.html
for holiday shopping (I will be listed along with several other writers). In 2010, sneak peeks at Unbreakable Hostage and Imperfect will be on there as well! The gal who runs that site is extremely nice and she has a wonderfully large audience, most of whom have never heard of me! Woo hoo! More exposure! It's like hitting the jackpot!

The internet is also fantastic because through my publisher, I have been given the WONDERFUL opportunity to participate in something called Operation E-book Drop. What is that? Well, it's a way for us writer folk to send special coupons for smashwords to send to troops all around the world so they can download our books and read them! If not for the internet and Operation E-book Drop, those troops would never even know I existed, let alone actually read my work!

So, fellow readers and writers, use this "fancy thinking box" as one of my favorite DJ's on WMMR (Philadelphia) says, to your advantage! The world literally sits in front of you! Don't let this resource go unused.

BTW, I currently cannot up-date my main website, leharvey.com due to an inability to access my ftp. Sorry, guys! I'm working on it! :)


ChainsawChick said...

Keep busy, keep plugging forward and I'm sure the book sales will follow!

Sun Singer said...

The Internet is sometimes more time consuming that the writing.


Donaldson R. Boord said...

One more reason I strongly believe cats are the devil incarnate! The sketch on your blog certainly supports this.