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Monday, April 13, 2015

To Friend or Not To Friend, That is the Question

I'm Judith Ashley, author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual practices the nourish the soul and celebrate relationships to romance.

Right now I'm working my way through edits and revisions of Hunter, the fifth book in the series. I have promised myself that when this book is published (late April or late May), I will spend some time focusing on Social Media.

Every author knows how important it is to be visible, to be discovered by new readers who love your stories so much they tell Everyone about your great book(s), they write glowing reviews that draw other people to your stories and sales grow because of it.

While Lily the first book in the series was published last March, I've not been "out there" much at all because I've chosen to spend my time writing - as of today I've four full-length novels, short stories in three anthologies, and another short story independently published as well as #5 in the series almost ready to go.

I've been encouraged to be more active on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well as LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Goodreads. I look at all those options and see my writing time dwindling. Actually I see it evaporating because in addition to my writing, I'm also a co-founder along with Sarah Raplee of the international group blog Romancing The Genres. And, I make an effort to upload a post here once a week.

And with Romancing The Genres celebrating our 4th Blog-O-Versary next month, we are hosting an international Facebook Event on April 29 and April 30. Stop by and meet award-winning, best selling authors, comment for a chance to win books and gift cards. Click on the link and like us!  https://www.facebook.com/romancingthegenres

How to find balance between my writing, social media, my other commitments? That truly is my question.

My question today is if you picked two ways to connect with other people, to become friends with them, to share your ideas, thoughts, passions on line. Which would you choose?

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