Monday, January 20, 2014

I’m A Packrat (Part II)

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m a packrat. I am a packrat for information of all types, free if possible, because my budget for books is almost nonexistent these days.

Lately, my collection efforts have been focused on the new world of Self-Publishing.

I’m going into this blind: I have no idea about this new world, so as I’m writing, I’m also collecting information on all aspects of the this new world. Everything from writing to publicity, to book covers, pricing and how-tos. All of it is useful to me, and from these pieces of thread, I hope to create my own tapestry. I have websites of all types that I try to check on a regular basis, but I find that I rely on both Facebook and Twitter for leads.

I follow a number of authors on Twitter and Facebook, and nearly every time they tweet a link to a webpage, I go look at it. If I think I can use the information, I save it to a thumb drive that I use exclusively for that sort of data. Now the the thumb drive (2GB) is nearly full, now is the time to start reading and making notes on the webpages’ contents and start creating my own instruction course in self-publishing . If I can gather enough useful stuff on a subject, I’ll post it here.

It's constructing a 10,000-piece puzzle, with only a hazy idea about how it's going to look. It isn't going to be quick or simple, but I am to be doing this for the long-term.

Done enough 'Net surfing today, back to writing!


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