Today I tried to learn how to tweet.
This is another step I am trying to incorporate in as a writer. This is after I started a Facebook page, and set up a Website.
It is stressing me out.
I used to think writing involved...well...writing. I have struggled with improving my writing. I am working on my grammar, getting rid of passive voice, pumping up my characters, layering emotion, setting.....that's after I grasped the intricacies of plot and story arcs.
Just as I thought I had it together, I realized, I was far, far behind.
I can't seem to catch up.
I look up writers that I enjoy. They tweet. They blog. They post on Facebook. How do they work? If they have day jobs--how do they write? Take care of their families?
Many give up sleep. (I know I asked).
Others just don't have to sleep. (I wish I didn't have to...and could still think!)
Still others are gifted with this amazing ability to do it all.
I am not one of those people.
So what can a writer do? Give up? No. The trick is to do one thing at a time. I've decided to check my website email once a week at least. I will check Facebook daily. Tweeting....every three days. My website, monthly.
Is this a perfect solution. No. but its one that I can work with.
How are you dealing with the social media and writing? Are you setting aside time to do this? Or are you just pretending its not there until you are ready?
Personally, I'm a bit bumfuzzled by it all.