My name is Kirsten Weiss, and I write paranormal mystery novels featuring metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth. The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, and The Shamanic Detective, are published by misterio press and available on Amazon.
Since I’m a marketing consultant by day and paranormal mystery writer by night, this infographic caught my eye. I hope it inspires your own social media efforts.
Hemingway’s Writing Desk, Hemingway House, Key West
Credit: Free images from acobox.com
What have I done? I not only set an August 31st deadline for the Metaphysical Detective, but to hold myself to it I’ve actually been advertising that deadline.
Breathe. I can do this.
Never mind that I still don’t have a Tarot artist lined up, or that I’m just past halfway through the story.
I can do it.
The sad fact is that I’m one of those people who needs a deadline. It’s the only thing that keeps me to any semblance of a writing schedule. And since writing is a sedentary pursuit, I can at least get an adrenaline rush racing a looming deadline.
A few years back I visited Hemingway’s house in Key West. The tour guide told us he wrote in the morning - 500 words a day - and then it was off to fishing, drinking, and running amuck. Need I add that he’s my hero? I also read recently that his writing was informed by the telegraph - the new need for brevity in telegraph communications made him force every word to count. I wonder what he would have made of Twitter? Nah, Hemingway was way too macho to do something called “Tweeting.”