Who Am I?
That's a big question to ask - and a hard one to answer. I'm quiet/shy/introvert, but the written word has always come easier to me. I'm a sap. I cry at happy moments, sad moments. I cry when I'm angry. While I might not be empathetic, as I have a hard time knowing what others are feeling specifically, I feel for them when I do know. Which is why I'm such a sap. A good book/movie is gauged by my emotional response. If I don't have one, then it was pretty crappy. I'm imaginative. Yes, writer, but it's more than that, it's thinking outside the box - or having a bigger box on the inside than the outside. It's being able to put myself in someone else's shoes and think about what they might do, or know, or say.
What Do I have to offer? (and Merge 'em)
Most of what I have to offer won't get increase my intended audience. I'm a web developer by trade and one of my many wishes is to create a writing app for writers that fits my needs specifically. But that interferes with writing. Along with that I have a grand epic vision of the best eBook in the world. One that doesn't allow spoilers but offers you up who this character is, where you've seen them before at the touch of their name. Completely spoiler free from the point where you are at.
But none of that will get me the audience I want. The biggest thing I can offer is the process of my writing life through the eyes of someone who's living it but not me. As I said, I'm not exactly confident in myself, in who I am that's the shy, quiet introvert talking. But ya know who is confident and LOVES to talk? My MC. So the best thing I can offer the writing community and my readers is a look through the eyes of my MC in everyday things. From my writing process, to what I do on a daily basis, to the things happening in his own world.
That's a big question because I'm not 100% sure where the story falls in line. I classify it Urban Fantasy - most of it takes place in New York City - my preferred local since its known enough I can sorta talk my way around without actually having real places. But there is a strong romantic theme, and the character himself fits into the LGBTQ+ community as well as has his own mental illness. And this hits a new adult category based on the characters age, but could span any of the adult areas.
So who is new adult urban fantasy with strong gay paranormal romance undercurrent.
That's easy. The best thing I can offer the writing community and my readers is a look through the eyes of my MC in everyday things. From my writing process, to what I do on a daily basis, to the things happening in his own world.
This one is easy too - my MC's blog with cross posting to tumblr, twitter and facebook automatically. But in addition to this I want to increase the content on the individual social media platforms that are not just regurgitation of the blog post - something unique to each platform. (This is where I'm struggling with content)
My goal is to provide new content 7 days a week. This tracks with what the readers currently expect. (almost 2 years of consecutive posts - not written that day :) ) New individual pieces for other platforms to engage new and old readers once a week to begin with.
At present all blog posts are automatically cross posted/notified to tumblr, twitter and facebook.