Fun Fridays – May 24, 2019

Oh my goodness. This video is a perfect metaphor for the author who suddenly has to master everything in order to build their platform–Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogging, newsletters, websites–all while writing their book, working their day job, supporting their family, and more!

But the writer does at some point make their publisher jump through a few hoops too!

10 Responses to Fun Fridays – May 24, 2019

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    Melony Teague May 24, 2019 at 5:47 am #

    Looks about right. LOL

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    Kathryn J Bain May 24, 2019 at 5:59 am #

    What most authors don’t realize is it takes the type of time and effort that this girl puts in to perfect the craft of writing. Thanks for sharing.

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    D.H. Rayborn May 24, 2019 at 7:36 am #

    Wow! She’s amazing!

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    claire o'sullivan May 24, 2019 at 11:30 am #

    Steve, Kathryn, Melany, and D.H.,

    Truth! A lot of work to get to that ‘amazing’ and the hoops we all jump through. I think of: book, synopsis, query, first 10 pages, and/or cover letter, proposal, more pages and each agent is different!

    Then… wait while your overwhelmed agent(s) plod through your work should it pass muster. Mustard, please pass…

    I have a meme of a woman at a desk, her paperwork piled so high one can barely see her. I call it ‘the agent’s desk.’ Also, it could be called, ‘the author’s research…’

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    Bonnie Ebsen Jackson May 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    My takeaway? She didn’t do everything perfectly but you hardly noticed because her focus and energy were always moving forward. So, we’re not aiming for perfection. We’re aiming for always moving forward.

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      claire o'sullivan May 24, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      You’re right! I didn’t notice anything wrong. Great observation for both pointing that out and the insight.

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    georjeana@reagan.com May 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    oh my word! what a marvel!!! amazing!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee May 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    Incredible!

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    Martha Hutchens May 27, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    Definitely looks how I feel on a lot of days.

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    Brandon Benson May 30, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

    I guess I’m out of excuses after seeing that!

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