If you’re reading this, you obviously know I have a blog (duh!). I also have a Twitter account (which I don’t know how to use), and this past weekend I created a Facebook Author Page. I believe that all this stuff is important, especially for a soon-to-be published unknown like me, so I’m making the effort to put myself out there. All for the sake of my book, and for what I sincerely hope will be a long writing career.
But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t
kinda sorta totally hate it feel just a little uneasy. It’s hard not feel exposed.
In my dream world, I’ve got a bestselling novel (or twenty) and nobody knows anything about me, except for the books I’ve written. Unfortunately, that’s not reality. As a reader, I’m always disappointed when authors have no web presence, because when I’m moved by their work, I crave personal tidbits about them. Where do they live? Are they married? Kids? Pets? Are they nice or are they assholes? If I like their books, none of this should matter… but somehow, it does.
So I forge ahead with all this self-promotion stuff, feeling completely uncomfortable, a little bit naked, and wondering what the hell I’ve gotten myself into.
What would you be willing to do to promote your book?