May 23, 2017
Frankly, I'm lost on a busy noisy downtown business district in a gigantic intersection lined with sky-scapers, packed with cars, buses, taxis, streetcars, bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians rushing everywhere among the loud noises.
My car stopped at 'red' light in the intersection with multi lanes going in all directions: emails, websites, blogs, e-newsletters, subscribers, e-publishers, e-bookstores, e-books, PoDs, bookstores, libraries, info-products, podcasts, audios, and video production. All cramped into lanes waiting for the light to change.
The green light directs "go" in my lane. I drive safely through the congested intersection while others wait, watching. When I'm on the other side, I park my car to open my computer to find 'where', 'when', 'how', and 'why' all the (^*%@*&~) traffic.
Long web lines attach from my computer stretching and dangling somewhere/anywhere from one site across to the next site in one massive jumble of links. I slip into tangle lines entranced by banners, ads, visuals, and promotions that hypnotize with flashing lights and fantastic hooks for marketing my stories.
First, my blogs storyportfolio for my story art; then TheSTORYRealm for my verbal stories; and BlobBlobandBlogging for writing advice; LinkedIn.com for my resume and business As Is Productions; Flickr and Behance for art and photos; and my website Wordpress; for my e-newsletter Eventing . . . a provider MailChimp which formats email and manages the lists; Facebook with professional pages ART and STORYTELLING; and @twitter; Pinterest for product sales; and google+ general posts.Then there are apps, plug-ins, and widgets for your websites and blogs; Comiclife and Canvas for design; Libsyn, Audacity, iTunes, and Soundcloud for podcasting and audios; webinars; google+ hangouts; and youtube channel for my storytelling videos. For challenges NANOWRIMO and the Clarion Write-a-Thon for writing; an AtoZBlog challenge to keep the stories coming. Then Scribd., Wattpad, and Bubblish for beta readers to enjoy my works-in-progress, on and on and on.
All these sites have connecting links for my readers to post comments and links to their sites or friends.
Thus, Rhyonna's story has copyright, ISBNs, and LCCN# for paperback and Kindle on Amazon with an Amazon Author Page; listed on Smashwords for distribution to libraries and other ebook stores: iBooks, Barnes&Nobles, Kobo and now on SELL-e for Librarians; and so featured on Goodreads.
--> Rhyonna and my stories happily and contently stream through the web catching readers and listener from one site or another. I close my computer and relax, waiting like a spider to capture visitors that stream enchanted through the vast buzz of STORY! Successfully, I accomplished my goal.
I love STORY!
I start my car and drive into the streaming traffic working on my next projects: Vasalisa and The Elfin Letters.
May 5, 2017
During Camp NaNoWriMo, I wrote a story a day that I tell verbally. The stories were outlined for the events and characters. April 2017 as the last Camp in April 2016, I entered the #AtoZBlog challenge to posted a daily 'teaser' for the story on my blog The Story Realm. Also, the complete story posted daily at my site on Wattpad.com for my followers to read. The triple challenge is the best way to link the stories and reached readers. The super best are the links to reach followers on the other sites. My blog The StoryRealm has links to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, my Amazon page and emails that I used to send 'teaser' for the story to followers.
So written daily, the story posted on many sites for visits and comments from my followers.
This is a broad critique group that meets online and gives suggestions or can ignore the story. Comments or not, I have successfully written a story daily and notified my followers all done because I was under pressure at Camp NaNoWriMo to finish a project. So, I say, take all challenges, do your best, and while working on a project 'web' publish so others can see your progress.
THANK YOU all at NaNoWriMo and #AtoZchallenge ---> I'm one who needs a challenge and a goal to feel success, especially the bonus of the certificates that state, 'WINNER' and SURVIVOR which were earned and well deserved.