There are so many things a new author has to think about besides actually writing. Right now I'm stuck on marketing baby, marketing. I'm a bit neurotic as my book isn't even out. This is my first blog post which I'm writing because creating the rest of my website is just too daunting. Alot of my writing stems from procrastination of blechy tasks. It's sad really, taxes? Nah, I'll write. Pay the bills? I'd rather write. It's a wonder that my kids have shoes much less lunch. They rarely bathe.
So I'm trying to create this website and I'm totally, graphically challenged. Like I'd go out of the house wearing a purple plaid skirt, red and yellow striped shirt, white running shoes and black socks if my husband didn't kindly steer me back towards the closet- which I appreciate. He completes me. Anyway, there's a plethora of fonts, colors, sizes and scopes avaliable. What's wrong with black and white? Why did visual media have to incorporate color at all? Damn the Wizard of Oz and the color it brought to the screen. But there's another problem as well. Quotes.
If you scope out all the big name author websites they've got these awesome quotes. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) is a great example. Beneath her picture on her home page flash different quotes from well-known authors and publications. "Gillian Flynn cements herself among the elite group of myster/thriller writers who unfailingly deliver the goods" -The Library Journal (Starred review). "Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is like 'Scenes from a Marriage' remade by Alfred Hitchcock," -Adam Ross. For Pete's sakes, Adam Ross compares her to Hitchcock. One of the greats. I mean if you were on the fence about buying the book and pulled up her website and read the quotes you'd say- What the hell have I been waiting for? I must buy this book NOW.
I need quotes. Good quotes. Thus far I have, "This book is better than any other book on the planet. I promise." -My mother. So this is really nice. I mean how many people can say that they wrote the best book on the planet? By definition of best, only one person can write the best book on the planet and according to my mother that's me. I think that's pretty special.
Here's another idea. I could have a bunch of quotes all over my website. "Wow," -Margaret Thatcher. "Incredible," Roger Ebert. "Amazing!" -Abraham Lincoln. Because I guarantee you these people all said these words sometime in their life.
I guess this is a call out. All you famous people reading my blog, feel free to send in a quote. Preferably something positive.