After writing, submitting, and publishing for just over two years, I decided to take the plunge and set up my own website. I’d been avoiding this task because it seemed like it would be too much work. Writing is a hobby, not a second career. If it becomes too much like work, I will move on to another hobby I enjoy or discover a new, pleasurable activity. Retirement is about enjoying and appreciating life.
Some of my friends, who are professional writers, informed me that I needed to have an internet presence if I wanted publishers to consider my work. Apparently, publishers want writers to have an internet and/or social media presence for marketing purposes. I get that, but I’m writing for the joy of writing. If some of my writing is published, that’s wonderful. However, I am not writing to make a living.
Many of my friends and relatives have asked me where they can find my writing on line and in print. Therefore, I thought it might help to set up a website. I am giving it a try with a basic plan. I’ll see how it goes. I am a technological dinosaur, but I’m learning. I’ll figure out a way to make this fun, right?