Well, I finally threw in the towel after foaming at the mouth too long over not being able to remove a permalink on the front page that directed people to my first novel instead of Because the Angels, the novel I’m currently trying to promote on Kindle. Many thanks to Aldo Argaman, my husband Michael’s oldest son for creating a much more manageable site.
I do want to learn how to use social media, but I’d much rather write stories full of humor and pathos that transform the world. Haven’t done that yet either—at least not the second part, but I’m just saying it would be more rewarding than figuring out permalinks.
I find that I’m in an interesting space literarily. I’ve basically been playing with the plot and characters of my current novel (see previous posting), since 2009. And now that it’s out to readers, I still have a lot to do—revisions based on readers’ comments, research on literary agents, submissions to novel contests, but in my downtimes, when I have insomnia, when I’m sitting through something boring, I no longer have a novel in my head to work on.
Maybe I’ll use that time for some spiritual development. I’m going out to Los Angeles in a couple weeks to help an Iranian Jewish friend who was a dissident under the regimes of both the Shah and the Islamic Republic write her memoirs and that might give my brain some downtime mental yo-yo work to do. But I suspect I should probably just embrace the space.