I have read that to make a post pop, on your social platform, that a good way is to include videos or images. I do find that when I go to a site if either or both are present I will be more engaged compared to if it is just text.
So, I been trying to find relevant things to include. With me having a children series based on my parrot, that we rescued and adopted, there is no shortage of pictures or videos. When I have shown these to children their amazement is very apparent as you hear, “Wow,” “Look how pretty that bird is,” “He has so many colors,” and so on. It is a nice learning experience for them as well.
While I can’t bring him to shows, safety reasons and all, I do bring things in place of that. This can include pictures, videos and some of his feathers, that has fallen off naturally, which is always a big hit.
But how often can be too much? That is something I am trying to figure out.
My latest video is of him during one of his shower times. It helps living with one’s main character to the children’s series I write. It gives you a deep insight into their personality when you have an one on one relationship with them.
I been on a writing frenzy
for the past week and a half, minus a trip out of state where my
husband and I had to spread ashes, making me have 23 chapters of a
new book. It is one that I had ponder over in my head. It is a short
novel and now the first draft is complete. Committing myself to
writing 1000 words each day did the trick.
It has been a while since I
wrote daily like I use to in the past. It helps you forget what is
going on around you. In an odd way it is a mental break from life.
Writing is a need for those
of us who are writers. Regardless how much we write at any sitting
just doing it does a body good mentally and physically. This was
something I never understood until I began to write.
The new book is volume two
to my Squirrel Mafia book that has been received very well.
People have asked me repeatedly if I had planned on writing book two.
My answer had always been no. That was until they continued to give
me information to use to write about. I started to write down topics
every time they did something different from what I wrote in book
one. The list ended up exploding.
I have also enjoyed editing
the first draft. Yes, even I Sharon C. Williams has said those hated
words out loud and have told someone as well. I am enjoying editing a
book. I hate editing like it is a fire in my gut. But right now I am
having soooooo much fun.
I will need to work on
revising soon and getting it reviewed by my critique group. But this
has been a project I am absolutely enjoying.