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Still in the rabbit hole, apparently

This is going to be my California Year. The Sculptor and I are going to L.A. in July and San Francisco in November. And I am being extremely mental about the whole thing, because both these areas were my home at one time or another. She wants to check out the art scene in each city. I want to show off the Stomping Grounds of Old to her.

I have not posted much this month 'cause I have been swamped with my personal projects--getting my old novel out the door, working on the website to promote my writing, working on my new story... Oof, I'm tired. And, of course, it's Spring, which means Major Insomnia time for me, and that makes me More Tired.

I'm supposed to go in for one of those overnight sleep studies in May. Sounds creepy to me, sleeping in a strange bed with electrodes strapped to your head. But at least my current doctor is interested in helping me with my insomnia. The doctors back in SF just gave me a list of "behavioral changes", patted me on the head, and sent me on my way.


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Apr. 26th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
good luck. the sleep study is uncomfortable all the way around but I hope it helps to find issues for you

when you have a sell link for the novel, zing it my way and I can promote it on my twitter etc since Jana has a lot of readers/authors on her feed.
Apr. 26th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome offer, thanks, I'll take you up on that. I just don't see myself adding Twitter to my platform. How much can you say Buy My Book before people get bored. I have seen authors' websites that have their personal twitter feeds full of unprofessional stuff, not to mention having their personal blog on the site with unprofessional stuff rather than a professional topic blog.
Apr. 26th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I do keep my professional writer's blog 90% about writing and what i'm writing. twitter is expected to NOT be 100% on topic otherwise you're taken as a pusher and not very interactive. Mostly I just stalk celebrities on twitter. I don't find it a very satisfying venue
Apr. 26th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I dislike Twitter. It's so full of trivia and little nothings. People flatter themselves that anyone cares what they're doing Just This Second. I could see giving "up to the minute" news on Facebook, perhaps, but it seems if you want to tweet your news, you tweet it to Twitter accounts you know other people are looking at, not your own.
Apr. 27th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
pretty much and then you get the ass who thinks its fun to tweet so much he gets banned as a spammer. This is what the unfollow button is for, but it's pretty much demanded I have something in my platform for my publishers so there it is, I stop by once a night and pretend I'm alive.
Apr. 27th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
I think the publishing industry still doesn't get social media and how they can play a role in marketing authors and books.
Apr. 27th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
honestly i suspect you're right
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