I have created a monster. I’m off and running on a new project—interviewing authors for my blog. I’m excited to get going with this. I really am, but here’s the thing. You have to be organized to do this, and I am an organizer. But I’m also incorporating new tools into my web site and its email which are forcing me to learn a bunch of new stuff. (That word “stuff” is pretentiously literary, isn’t it?) So although I may be promising to get the questions out to my subjects “in a few days,” I’m using only the loosest definition of “a few” since I’m still working on them. It could be weeks. Curve!
The first new tool was a change in my email server. My web designer decided to move his email from his own server due to problems, and that necessitated a move for me as well. He kindly offered to take care of the tech end of it, and I am now all moved over to a free email hosting site. However, there are all these bells and whistles. I may not have to use them all, but some could prove very useful. Curve!
Which brings me to the question of a calendar to keep track of the schedule for the year. I didn’t want to use my phone calendar; it’s full enough with personal reminders. I started with Microsoft’s calendar, but it turns out the email server site has its own calendar. I transferred everything over to it, but I still have the Microsoft calendar running just in case. Curve!
A few days ago I announced on Twitter and Facebook that I was setting out on this new adventure. Now, I’ve filled the year up. I’m only going to post these interviews once a month, at least for a while. I have to see how it goes. With only 12 spaces to fill, it was pretty easy. (And the fact that I’d already set up an interview with a friend for January eased the transition.)
I hope to concentrate on female characters and their empowerment, but I will most likely tweak this aspiration as I go. What I really want is to get to know some new people, and if I reach a few more potential readers along the way, all the better. It should be an interesting year. Here’s to making new friendships and broadening my social media skills.