October 1st, 2010

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Self-promotion thoughts, part I

I apologize because this is long. I'm not finished yet, and it's long.

Social media is everywhere, and for stay-at-home writers with small children, it's often the only reliable way of, well, socializing; all other social events take a lot of organization and lead-time. If your small child needs attention Right Now, you can pause email in the middle with no harm done; you can post short status updates or tweets, and you can read and contribute to your social streams when you can manage to steal a few minutes here or there.
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Self-promotion thoughts, part 2

Tobias Buckell once posted a piece about the changing nature of his own blog. I believe he started his blog before he sold his first novel, and many of his readers, valuing his openness, were also writers who were on the same journey.
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And that's it for part 2. Part 3 -- in which I answer why seanan_mcguire (and authors like her) is an exception to follow tomorrow.

Edited because it's and its are not the same. Sigh. One day I will post something that doesn't require edits after I've pressed the button