If you’re ever been trapped in a car with whiny children (or adults) you’ve heard this before: “Are we there yet?” Well, I’ve been saying that a lot the last couple of weeks as we finish writing our non-fiction book Socially Engaged: The Author’s Guide to Social Media.
It’s getting there, chapter by chapter, but boy it’s not been easy. Which is pretty much the point. If writing a book about social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is a snap, then that means being social online is easy. And is sure isn’t.
So far we have ten chapters, all of them heavy hitters, with topics like author branding, how to market yourself on various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, blogs, GoodReads, you name it). Bottom line? I’ve learned a TON of stuff writing this book. Which is good, since that’s my job at the moment.
So as the rest of you return from summer vacations, send your kiddies off to school, we’re polishing the last couple chapters, changing what our copy editor said we needed to fix, and then the book is in typesetting. The print and e-book editions are due out October 3rd. Which seems a LONG time away except that it isn’t.
Hope your summer has been grand. My head is full of Facebook analytics and other arcane things. But in the end, it’ll all be worth it!
Are. We. There. Yet?
Jana is an international & multi-award winning author in several genres including young adult, paranormal romance and urban fantasy.