4th of July weekend is now over. And I’m reminded again how time has really flown by this year. I’m starting to feel the crunch now that we’re 7 months into 2015. So, I’ve come to the decision to take a little break from my blog.
This was no easy decision. Taking a break had been nibbling on my mind for awhile now. And I can no longer ignore my muse. Whose sharpening her machete on a grindstone, behind me, as I speak. I kind of need my brain (in particular the right side). That’s where all my creative concoctions happen.
On another note, I’ve been prowling around on Wattpad. Why? Just as I want my blog read I also want my works to be read too. But the problem was how.
Well after searching Google and the Wattpad site, I did the tried-and-true method. Engage, engage, engage.
When I first signed up on Wattpad, all I did was create a profile and upload my works. Then I just sat back and waited. You’d think I had enough sense by now. You can’t just sit and wait to be discovered. You have to promote yourself. Get social and engage with like-minded individuals.
So what am I doing to grow readership on Wattpad? For starters I’ve joined some clubs whose genre I’m writing in. Since my Nadia series and Harbingers of El Tinor are fantasy stories, I joined the Fantasy club. As well as the Teen Fiction, Adventure and the Poetry clubs. And participated in a few discussions, like the source of inspiration to my stories. And sharing links to my stories.
I’ll see if any of this would bear any fruit and come back with an update in August. I have to hurry back to my rewrite and edits now. Because that grindstone is speeding up.
See you on August 5th for Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day!
Are you on any writing community sites? Which sites have you posted your works on? How did you find the authors/writers you’re currently reading or have read?