You can’t just write anymore, you also have to be a marketing agent and promoter and keep up with a plethora of social network sites. The internet is exhausting! Rather than complain and whine about poor me dealing with computers and online systems, I’ve just listed some of them below where you can find me. In addition to “output” I also keep tabs on quite a few websites that provide news, information and review copies of new books.
The big news is that we have a green light, “all systems go” for Stigma to be serialized on the Washington Times Communities site. I will provide a lot more information on this story in upcoming blog posts, but my elevator* version is that Stigma is a psychological thriller about a nice middle class family from Atlanta that tries to refurbish a vacation home in the North Carolina mountains and finds that the house has an ugly history dating back to 1898.
Stigma is also an actual real estate term used for houses where violent crimes may have occurred, and they often stay empty for years because buyers are scared off. North Carolina is one of a few states that do not require disclosure of a stigma unless specifically asked about it. That can lead to some nasty surprises for a new homeowner.
The serialized story will be published as weekly episodes and the entire story will be available as a single volume when completed. I am working with several other people on this as a loose-knit team on plot, characters, technical details and artwork/photography. You will get to meet all the team members here on my blog, and I will also provide a lot of supplemental material here as well. I hope you will find reading all of this as much fun as we do in writing it.
As promised, here are links to all the places you can find me these days:
http://www.scribd.com/rltownley (still arranging content)
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5372730 (still arranging content)
That’s it for now. I need to rest….
*An “elevator version” assumes you have to tell a story to someone in the time it takes to ride an elevator between floors. It’s a practice that originated in the advertising world where account reps often had to pitch concepts to busy clients, but it applies readily to writers also.