Friday, 24 June 2016

Twitter In The Pit

I'm on my second Twitter account – I deleted the first one out of sheer frustration, but this time it is going to be different. I was persuaded to take part in a Twitter pitch party (Dan Koboldt - #SFFPit), and so returned to Twitter. I was a software engineer, so I'm sure that if I put some time into it, this Twitter thing can work for me. I could even tweet my blog posts...

So a Twitter pitch party... wow. After the challenge of packing a pitch for a book into less than 140 characters, there is the eager waiting to be noticed... and more waiting... and more waiting... and lets go and read a few more of other people's pitches and...

How do the agents and publishers do this? After reading a page or so my head hurt, and that was a tiny fraction of the total. I would be begging for a different job – but then perhaps they have the necessary skill and experience to cope.

So the #SFFpit was a bit of a bust in terms of responses, but still an interesting experience. Followed a day later by #PitchCB...

So, here I am, Twittering again, and I think it sort of works, except when I follow someone trying to sell stuff. It's like a salesman, not just with his foot in the door, but nailed to the doorstep, a constant flood of... No. Let's not go there. I will master Twitter. It will work for me...


And there's another pitch party coming up. Time to start thinking in less than 140 characters.

1 comment:

  1. Block works wonders! I am @Todpullen (gamer nickname) on twitter by the way, but I mainly tweet/retweet about video games and some politics!

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