9/09/2015

Drowning in Tweets, Procrastination, Coupon #writestuff #caffeinateme

Good morning everyone! *sips coffee* finally a break in the heat today. Downside of that is it's rainy and grey. This morning I visited Triberr, a great sort of social media site that I'm sometimes on the fence about using. It collects your friends into "tribes" and thus makes it easier to locate and share their tweets- because the twitter is such a swamp of information, it's easy to drown in tweets. To be honest, anything that makes twitter easier is something I'm all for. Twitter is one social media site I just don't get. And I've been trying to "get" it for about five years now.

Anyway, over at Triberr, I found this video, 


posted by The Masquerade Crew.  And it makes complete sense to me. I can't log into FaceBook anymore without being inundated by ads for crazy things. And heaven forbid you look at anything on Amazon or Ebay, because there's going to be an ad for that banana slicing gizmo on Facebook next time you log in. But advertising isn't an author's biggest problem with Facebook. Uh uh. Nope. Our biggest problems is… Distraction. Procrastination. Probably a few more ----tions as well.
I cannot tell you how many times I've said, "I'm going to start work as soon as I check Facebook." An hour later… still scrolling FB, laughing, muttering, and drinking more coffee.


*shakes fist at dark sky* Not today Facebook! Not today! Today's projects include work on both Mum's the Word and At the Heart of Christmas. At the Heart of Christmas is now well over 10K and chugging steadily along. (I LOVE working with Havan Fellows.) Oh, and the publication of the French edition of The Old Soda Shop, which translates as La Vieille buvette. The translation was done by Jade Baiser and Valarie DuBar at Juno Translations, terrific cover art is by Startled Monkeys Media. Links and other information to follow.

Remember, there's a gift card giveaway in process HERE to see a complete list of tour stops and find the rafflecopter for the giveaway. And one last thing… Take Time is on sale for $1 at Smashwords with Coupon Code: BL83X Expires: October 9, 2015. Pick up a copy today!

Okay- *turns up the music* Bang a Gong by T. Rex! Whoot!  No time to waste! Y'all have a great day.


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