For a fiction writer, sometimes I’m such an unimaginative divot. Mind you, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Yesterday I posted about my Kindle Scout success. After three years plus of blogging, yesterday’s post generated the most hits and most social media attention of any blog post I’ve written. I’ve written and posted over 200.
Why didn’t I think to tag a bit on the end mentioning the imminent release of the next and possibly last installment in the Romney and Marsh Files? Maybe a couple of links? Talk about missed opportunities. With such a demonstrative lack of awareness regarding the chance for a bit of self-promotion it’s no wonder I’m not a household name for the right reasons.
This might encourge a few fence sitters: for anyone who looks forward to an R&M File in the hope that the author has finally grown out of including ‘funny’ scenes set in toilets, you’ll be sorry to learn that #7 has not one but two! I’ve spoilt you. Write about what you know, they said.
NB: Today is a special day for Kurds of the region. Official government announcements warn of the danger of incidents of terrorist outrage in the country today. Any one who watches the news will know the sort of thing I’m referring to. One common direct result of that sort of thing in Turkey is that Facebook and other social media outlets can become virtually impossible to access. I’m not even sure I’ll be able to tag this post. If I don’t answer any comments today that’s why.