I recently broke down and created an author Instagram account, and it was certainly eye-opening. From perfectly curated pages to bookstagramers who treat reading like a competitive sport (yes please) it's a colorful new world of book promos and reviews. And damn, those people make books look good! But even with the pretty fairy lights and colorful knee socks, I always find myself asking what lurks just out of frame.
Okay, so here's the deal: My book comes out on March 8th, which means I am ferociously revising, passing around beta copies, and finalizing feedback. As thrilled as I am, I also have to admit, I've reached a point where I can no longer remember the distinction between 'past' and 'passed'. Like, I know the difference--passed is the past tense--but do I really know the difference?
When it comes to writing, we all have an idea of what our ideal writing day would look like. Of course, it's rare that we actually get to enjoy such a perfect day -- most of the time, we just squeeze our writing in where we can -- but hey, we can dream!