Friday, June 10, 2016
Writing a book comes with its own challenges, but once you have a polished manuscript... Publishing is the next hurdle to cross. Social media, in general, has changed the way we do things. We are connected in a way I never dreamed possible. Imagine I was resistant to trying Twitter at first and now I use it to connect, promote myself and my work, and today I used it to query my latest work.
It's a whole new world for writers. First the typewriter was replaced by the computer, then snail mail was replaced by e-mail, and now this! The world is constantly upgrading. I remember a time before the Internet and smart phones, when you used a set of encyclopedias for research and only read print books. I remember TV commercials. Life before Netflix. I'm 35. Life moves quickly. There is so much information out there to absorb.
It goes to show how powerful words can be. When you can only use 140 characters, you need to make every one count.
Thank you to the organizers and participants of #PitMad for an incredible experience. Fingers crossed that a publisher will pick up my latest work.
Maya Tyler, wife and mother of two boys, writes paranormal romance with a twist. Being an author is her lifelong dream. Her debut novella Dream Hunter was released in December 2014. Her second novel A Vampire’s Tale was released in March 2017. She’s a romantic who believes in happily-ever-after. She enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV. In her “free” time, she writes books and blogs at Maya’s Musings.