I got sidetracked by blogging, and I think I let it happen on purpose. Today I uploaded my first book (In Times Passed) to Smashwords. It was one of the most exciting things I have ever done. Researching blogging let me settle into the fact that my book was now available. I have been redrafting it for the last three months with a deadline date I set for August. I beat that deadline by one day.
I searched for where to publish my ebook, and though I considered B&N and Kindle at Amazon, when I tripped over a reference to Smashwords and checked it out, I felt that I had arrived home. Each step was scary but easy, as Mark Coker at Smashwords makes it easy. When I downloaded my book onto my iPhone and flipped through the pages....euphoria. I ran and showed my daughter, flipping the title page into view, then the table of contents and a few pages of the first chapter. She said I looked scary and a little weird. I think I am going to go see if I still look weird to her.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
I decided to go ahead and dive into blogging. I had no idea how to go about it, so with Robert Lee Brewer's post on writers and when they should start blogging under my belt, I proceeded to run in circles on the site for awhile, an hour maybe. I am not certain of the time, but when I last looked at the clock at the bottom of my screen it was after 1:00 pm and now it is after 5:00 pm. I hope it was just an hour. I spent a lot of time reading blog responses to his post and looking at stuff to get oriented. I am a writer, a closet writer who just opened the door. Boy, it's really big out here. I think I will just gaze for awhile.