My name is Kirsten Weiss, and I write urban fantasy and paranormal mystery novels featuring metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth. This blog includes images, paranormal news, and quotations that inspire my paranormal writing. Click the "buy the paranormal mystery novels" link below to see all the books in the series.
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.”