Writing Update: Social Media Edition

I’ll admit it, I’m practically a failure at updating my progress via social media. Between blog posts, tweets, and Google+ updates, I don’t really generate enough content which causes me to have trouble attracting new fans. Social media is important to reach new fans and customers so I know that I need to invest more time in it. Recently I’ve started a Google+ Communities page to facilitate discussion between fans of my works (well, for when they start existing in the first place…) and I’m vowing to update all these different sites more frequently.

First and foremost, I have always wanted to have readers. I know not everyone will like my books, but that’s why it’s even more important to reach as many people as possible. If there’s a fixed percentage of the population that will like my works then I need as many readers as possible to increase the chance that someone who truly enjoys my work will get a chance to read it. The money and profit from investing all my time in these books can come later. That’s because I’d rather be a failure at making a profit than be a failure at creating something that others find meaningful.

I always sound a little depressed when I bring this topic up, don’t I? There’s no need to worry about me though because writing for my own sake is still fun for now. I hope to be able to write for the sake of others soon, and maybe one day support myself by doing it, but all that is in the future. Right now is the time to focus on the continuation of my beloved Library Series. Book Three will release within the first few months of 2013 and more information will come soon. At the moment I’m working on editing the rough draft, a process that’s about 40% complete.

Hey, maybe I can tweet about my progress with editing! I just hope that I remember to do so… ^_^