When I learn something new, take on a new task, I like to give it everything.
The launch of Destiny of Angels and my career as a writer were no exception.
Within days of reaching 30 likes on Facebook, I became a wiggly worm addict.
I’ve never been a fan of statistics. Words I can handle while numbers make me nervous but making my wiggly worm climb became an obsession. Different posts cause different reactions. Photos are popular but, surprisingly, simple posts unshared from others, simple words of my own, make the wiggly worm reach for the sky.
For three months I’ve connected with the Facebook family and shared. I’ve shared my love of books, music and dance and photos and words that inspire me. I’ve opened my page to the Amazing Karmic Sharefest and the BOB Bonanza, monthly sharing events, where I’ve made friends and enjoyed meeting like-minded people. I’ve learned from their posts about the publishing industry and the difficulties and choices of writers across the world. In those three months I’ve expanded my ‘Friends of fans’ from 2,000 to over 65,000 and my ‘reach’ from a handful to over 3,500……but the obsession stops now.
My non-fiction book is almost ready to ‘go’ as is my short story anthology. Over 1700 copies of Destiny of Angels have been downloaded, at least a dozen paperbacks have been sold and I have 5 5* reviews on Amazon and I’m proud, really happy that I have achieved all this in three months but………….
I miss writing fiction.
From today, 23rd July 2012, my focus is on writing the second book in the Trilogy, Wrath of Angels. The hours I have given to the wiggly worm are to be transferred to writing fiction. The Sharefest and the BOB Bonanza will still run on the Destiny of Angels page but my obsessions with the wiggly worm stop now.
Wish me luck…….