In the last couple weeks I’ve described the first steps in my writing process, from the conception of the story idea, through to the publication of the book. Today I share why I believe it’s always an ongoing writing process.
So What’s Next?
While the book is complete, the related writing process continues for me, because, as I’ve said, I see my stories as living things, so the completed book is perhaps only an adolescent. It still needs nurturing. The world of books is a scary one and the story needs the author’s and wider family’s help to explore the world.
The wider family of which I speak are not only my family, friends, and beta readers, but in today’s tech savvy world, they are reviewers, social media users, and other authors. I personally feel that authors, or indeed anyone who writes, should not see our peers as competition, but instead be supportive of each other. We all need friends and a newly published book is no exception.
Social media is a great tool in this ever expanding world and greatly aids the ongoing writing process. Twitter is one of my favorites and I can be found on there @RebekahSFiore. The use of hashtags makes both sharing and searching so easy on the site. Here are some I use…
#MondayBlogs ~ For those of us who only post to our blogs on Mondays
#Romance #Romantic #Erotic and #Erotica #EARTG ~ Genre specific. The latter is Erotica Author ReTweet Group
#AmWriting #AmReading ~ Widely used hashtags for anyone who reads or writes, so absolutely everyone
#IndieAuthor #SupportIA #IARTG ~ Specifically for Indie authors. The latter is Indie Author ReTweet Group
#1LineWed ~ Authors share a single line from a work. My One Line Wednesday tweets are currently all taken from Serendipity
#Amazon #Kindle #Ebook #Smashwords #Nook ~ Retailer/ reading
For a comprehensive list of author specific hashtags take a look at this Ultimate List.
What are your favorite hashtags? Please leave me a comment and let me know. I’d love to chat