Our February OCC meeting is next Saturday. Iâ€™m really looking forward to it–as usual. But my reasons are a little different from why Iâ€™m usually filled with anticipation.
First, thereâ€™ll be a drawing for me to provide a critique of someoneâ€™s first chapter. I always enjoy doing things like that–contributing a little bit, I hope, to encouraging someone to keep on writing.
And then thereâ€™s our program. Our all-day speaker is Patrick Brown, the Author Program Manager for Goodreads, and he will be talking about how to promote your wok on Goodreads. I need that! Iâ€™ve been a member of Goodreads for a while but havenâ€™t adequately utilized it. I did give one book away on Goodreads once, and I receive emails on updates about people whoâ€™ve friended me on Goodreads, but I know that there are a lot of aspects of the site that Iâ€™ve never used, or have used incorrectly.
Yes, Iâ€™m one of those people who use social media, but only a few things like a page on Facebook–the â€œfriendâ€ kind, not the â€œlikeâ€ kind. I blog a lot, weekly on Killer Hobbies and monthly here at A Slice of Orange. This month, Iâ€™m also starting to blog on the 18th of each month at Killer Characters–or at least my characters are. Plus, Iâ€™m currently doing a lot of guest blogs to help promote my two new releases. And I post now and then on a wonderful blog thatâ€™s run by some delightful and talented OCC members: Writers In The Storm. But I donâ€™t tweet, since Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™d spend too much time on Twitter. Goodreads, if I knew how to use it better, might be another good resource, though, so Iâ€™m really looking forward to learning more.
How about you? Do you participate in Goodreads? Will you be at this monthâ€™s meeting?
By the way, there wonâ€™t be a PAW meeting this month, and I usually look forward to them a lot, too. But thereâ€™s always March…