With a new release on the not so distant horizon, now might seem a peculiar time to be eliminating social media accounts. I’ve never been too comfortable with the ‘bombard them on every front’ technique many authors embrace—seemingly around the clock—and that’s what being online often feels like anymore. I’d prefer to have a few people enjoy my books than to have a few hundred wishing I’d shut up long enough to stay out of their timeline or news feed.
I’m not now nor have I ever been in it for the book sales. I enjoy writing, always have and—with a few minor tweaks—I believe I always will. Some people live to be published, others live to write…still others have yet to figure out the difference. If I only sell five more books, it won’t keep me from doing what I love to do and I won’t necessarily release every story I write.
So, with that in mind, I’m cutting back a bit on my social networking reach. For starters, my Facebook fan page has been scheduled for deletion in the next two weeks. In the future, I’ll be paying more attention to better-utilizing my web site and I hope those who have been so graciously loyal from the beginning will follow me (and if you’re reading this, you already have—crafty, I know). To those who have still failed to realize I’m not a football coach…maybe reading would be beneficial for you.