Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Whack a Mole by Diana Flegal

I have to admit; my eyes glazed over then rolled back in my head. I took a break and went onto Pinterest- for a long while.

Some days I don’t want to tweet, FB something relevant, read anything to do with publishing trends, or open up another submission of a stellar proposal. I daydream about become a wedding planner, traveling the world, or taking up welding. 

I have gone to Chuckie Cheese and smacked the heads of the moles again and again in that Whack a Mole game. Don’t judge me, just try it sometime. Poor moles.

What brought this on? An email came into my box telling me I had to measure my social media with these metric thingy’s. I DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT!! #pitchinafit

How do you rebel against what we know we all must do today to promote ourselves and sell our books?

Just like any hissy fit I pitch- it thankfully doesn’t last long.



“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit sayeth the Lord.”

I will use social media again, I will ask my clients to use it, but I will not trust in chariots and solely in the ways of men.

Learn what you need to but be sure the bottom line is- His will done His way.

And take time off to whack a mole once in a while!


Marilyn Turk said...

Diana, I'm right there with you! All these "rules" about what we should do with social media and how we should do it tire me out, not to mention, take time away from what my job is supposed to be - write! I need to go find a "whack-a-mole" too.

Wendy L. Macdonald said...

Diana, I love where you put your trust. Recently you wrote, "God is so good to get the right book, into the right hands, at the right time."

I found this so encouraging that I hung it up in my writing space.

You're right. It's not about the chariots.

Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

PS. I binge on Pinterest, hiking, or gardening when I need to zone out.

Diana Flegal said...

Marilyn, it is therapeutic to whack away :-). Wendy, I am glad you have been encouraged. Hiking and gardening are indeed great stress relievers. Longing for spring!

Nan Jones said...

And this is why I love and appreciate you so much - you don't trust in chariots. How refreshing :)

Lilly Sanders Ubbens said...

I appreciate the honesty of this post. It is encouraging to know that putting ourselves out there is something we all struggle with, but at the same time, need to do, for the good of our craft. Great food for thought. Thanks, Diana.

Danielle said...

A good reminder. And glad to know others in the industry struggle with this too.

I've been seeing this a lot around on social media, ironically. That others who are writers/bloggers struggle with this, take time off, re-evaluate what is working and what isn't.

Linda Glaz said...

There are days that in spite of the convenience, social media can be a royal pain.

Diana Flegal said...

Ladies, I was thinking how much all this stretches us- takes us out of our comfort zone - all part of getting better at what we do.