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  • Writer's pictureDebra Holt

The Social Whirl

Here I am....still whirling from my spin on the social media merry-go-round. Being a novice writer, soon to be published, I am still learning all sorts of things about the publishing world. One of the most confusing and more than a little terrifying...and time the amount of social media avenues one must be aware of and participate in. Don't get me wrong. I want to communicate with my readers/friends. That is how I see those readers who choose to pick up one of my books and actually read it and hopefully, want to read more of my work...not just readers but as new friends. The type of friends I would give a shout to and say pull up a rocking chair on my shady porch, have a glass of my sweet iced tea, kick off your shoes, and sit a spell....then we would spend hours talking about all sorts of things from family to recipes to world woes to our favorite books and more. Don't you just love those sort of afternoons and visits with your girlfriends?

Anyway, that's how I see my social media going. It begins with my blog...which in this case, will serve as my shady front porch with its view of Texas sunsets and nice, brisk west Texas breezes! There will be a hint of my sweet roses and honeysuckle wafting on the early evening as the sun sinks lower and then later we'll catch the first fireflies...or lightning bugs as I have always called them in the early summer evening as they flit here and there in the growing darkness. My Facebook is up and ready for you to stop by and hopefully give a LIKE to it before you leave. I tweet on Twitter also....@debraholtbooks. If you like one of my tweets, please give it a retweet and even favorite it if you will. However, this spot will be our comfy "sit and stay a spell" place. If you stop by, feel free to tell me about yourself...important things...silly things...hopes and dreams....whatever moves you! In the meantime....I'll keep writing my latest manuscript. In the weeks to come, you'll find excerpts from some of my about-to-be published books and those that are waiting for publishing homes. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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