If you’ve been wondering why I’ve launched my latest paranormal romance novel on Facebook, you aren’t alone. People have repeatedly asked me what I’m thinking or what I hope to accomplish by posting an entire novel, written in “real time”, daily installments on Facebook.
The obvious answer is I’m nuts – putting a book out there before it’s polished to perfection.
The real answer is I’m an alpha female type of paranormal romance author who writes a series readers and reviewers enjoy. This seemed like a fun way to introduce more people to my work and reward them for joining my new page on Facebook.
No, I’m not even close to the 5000 friend limit on my profile, but I wanted a more specific way to connect with readers on the popular social network.
So I’ve been posting a short note (about 1000 words) every day and will continue these daily posts until the book is finished. Then, after I add in the scenes I felt were too ‘intimate’ for facebook and put the book through editing, I’ll release the polished novel on kindle and other ebook outlets.
But WHY? Call it an experiment. Call it foolish. Call it a control thing.
Whatever you call it, writing and promoting this unique effort has been a fabulous expereince for me. It’s kept me pushing the daily effort and even alpha female authors need to hear that whip cracking once in awhile.
Sure, alpha females like to be in charge and might (in some circles) be labeled control freaks. That doesn’t mean alpha female paranormal romance authors are disciplined without a cause. Putting the Tracking Shadows novel on facebook gave me that sweet combination of control and discipline as I take my indie author projects to the next level.
Here’s the trailer for this book: Tracking Shadows
Get caught up with the novel at the Facebook Regan Black, Author page!
Live the adventure!