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Thursday, 9 January 2014

My resolution for 2014?

Elizabeth asked me: What resolutions do you have for 2014 personally and professionally?

My answer is: concentrate more on what I'm doing, and less on what others are doing.

When I started writing and publishing, I sort of had to take note of what people were doing (of course, I still do, really ... you need to keep on top of what's happening around you), but another author's reality is not yours or mine.

I've come to a point where I have to fully concentrate on what I'm writing so I can deliver it without distraction, and I do find places like Facebook and Twitter to be a distraction.

It's unrealistic to limit my Facebook time, because it's necessary for my marketing and for me to sell books, but I had a successful period last year where I didn't look at my Newsfeed at all for a short while and I felt better for it - I only worked off my Author Page so I only interacted with my fans (fans, you know how much I love you, right?). I need to do that again! I became reacquainted with my Newsfeed over Christmas 'cause I was being all social, but I really need to get off it now for the sake of my sanity - I have a love-hate relationship with social media, and I'm sure I'm not the only author to feel this way.

So come join me on my Author Page because that's where I'll be :) But if you're not on my author page, you'll have to tag me / @mention me if you want me :p

Dianna xxx


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