Thanks to this article on the BookBaby website, I decided that I needed to get on Pinterest. Like right away. Immediately.
Oh my goodness! Somebody, please save me. All of my time is being sucked away into a deep, dark, endless black hole of internet. I thought I knew all of its time-wastery tricks and traps, but I was WRONG.
There I was…innocently working on my final re-write of NSLA, NSFA when nefarious internet agents convinced me that the most savvy new authors need to figure out this whole Pinterest thing. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to create a board for my first (1977) novel…and then….POOF!
- One month later, I have not even come close to meeting my re-write goals.
- One month later, I have boards full of pins I don’t even remember pinning.
- One month later, I’m still feeling inadequate next to all of the incredibly beautiful boards others are creating and I do NOT understand how this is assisting me in my writing goals.
And yet….I can’t give it up just yet. I WILL crack the code. Soon.
In the meantime, does anyone out there have any ideas on how an unpublished author, stuck in the vicious cycle of write and re-write, who is hoping to self-publish before 2013, can use Pinterest as anything other than a HUGE time suck?