I wasn't a theater kid. I DID play the vamp in my high school play –– let's go ahead and blame the hair for that one –– but I'm not usually one to muscle my way to center stage.
As for my novel, it would be pretty to think a book will simply find its readers by the quality of existing –– like the movie starlet perched on a stool at a soda fountain.
...But the trick is that she must be SEEN perching. The Hollywood fantasy persists in our screen-heavy world long after soda fountains have faded into history. Hence my flurry of Instagram and TikTok activity.
Since I don't have the budget of a big publishing firm, here I am, adding my voice to the democratic chorus of social media.
One excellent piece of advice I heard was "don't be spammy." So instead of incessantly jabbering on about me-me-my-my book, I'm on one of those other topics I can piffle cheerfully: other books I think people will love.
Shocking as it is to hear my own voice and get the visual (again, blame the hair), I'm embracing the experience.
And from time to time channeling my inner Sophia Coppola...
It's all an experiment, really.