Oct 5, 2015

Back in the Saddle

On Friday, at 8:33 in the morning, I got the best call ever.

The Comcast guy was five minutes away. He wanted to confirm I still wanted Internet.

Two weeks without Internet wasn't super tough though. I got my house mostly set up. I discovered all the wonderful library branches near me. I've watched numerous episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I had on my laptop. I also have 9 books in a week and a half. And they're so good I picked my current read up this morning instead of my laptop to apply for jobs.

I've gotten interviews, but no offers yet. Fingers crossed that happens before my birthday. (Actually, that's like, two weeks away. Might not be a good deadline.)

Rawr, grumble grumble.

Still, I managed to find a crit group. Like, a real one. I've been hanging out on Critique Circle for awhile but now I have actual people! Who I can talk face to face with! About stories!

It's making me super giddy and jumping back into writing and editing more often than my weekly set aside time.  It's inspiring. I really need to finish this draft of A View That Lacks Stars.

The other thing is, now that I have constant Internet and am doing the whole unemployed thing (actually, my days are very similar to my Peace Corps experience. Dang. I used to get paid for this?) I want to revive sorta what I had been doing with marketing.

I don't know how many of you know, but I was following an online guide for noobs and had an accountability blog on it (http://marketingfollowthrough.weebly.com/). And the best thing that drove my traffic and increased social media interactions was.....posting more. No super surprise there.

But I now have so many social media account, for both writing and personal, it's a bit crazy being active on them all. So this week, with my time and Internet, I'm going to run a bit of an experiment. Post every day on each of my channels for a week and then run the data. I'm gonna see where I'm getting the most interaction and the most traffic from. The others, I'm gonna delete.

We'll see how it goes.

Oh Internet, I've missed you so! Cuz now I can do all these things again!


  1. Lol, they called to check you still wanted internet. "No, actually, I like living in the 1970s!" :-)

    Glad you're connected again, it'll definitely help with job applications. And yay for finding real people to talk writing with.

  2. I hope you find a job soon too! Good luck with your experiment. I'll be curious to see your results if you post them.