1. Twitter Horror #140ST

  2. The Vampires of Social Media

    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.

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  3. The Pressure is On

    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.”