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My chin WAS on the ground, so I looked around.
And then three girls from our local STEM high school answered my ad! My new marketing team are these media-savvy students determined to assist this local author in improving my platform.
My agent tells me that the editors she has shown my work to were interested in my story, in my writing and in me. But my lack of a platform has been a stumbling block. I need to engage with the writing community more and reach out to potential readers. So since this is not what I know how to do naturally, I have called together these smart teens to assist.
My goals include producing a book trailer that highlights the story I have available for publication, taking the time to regularly sit next to a live person who can in real time advise me on how to make “genuine connections electronically”, and learn more about the authors out there that I love for their work and their stories.
Wish me luck as I embark on this self-assignment to lead this team toward the publication of my manuscript.
I’ve got high hopes. I’ve got high apple pie in the sky hopes.
P.S. In case you are wondering, goober peas are boiled peanuts. Just saying.
106 New Scotland Ave. said:
Just starting your book – taking it on a plane with me and diving in!
Your students are teaching you well on social media! 😉 I like seeing you on instagram.
All the best! In everything you do.
Many thanks for your encouragement. Cannot wait to see what you think of the book. I am an advocate for people having their feelings and accepting mental health issues as manageable and not permanent, debilitating or worthy of embarrassment. My time at ACPHS was fraught with the baggage I brought from home, but the great guy I met there was the first person I ever trusted, and he, with the the therapist in Guilderland, helped me jettison that baggage. Hope you like the story and the underlying message.