How much time do you spend on Pinterest every day?
Don’t tell me minutes — I said be honest.
We’re talking hours here, right?
I confess to spending an obnoxious amount of time on my phone, computer, Kindle — any internet-connected device really — cruising my favorite categories and boards.
So much so, in fact, that sometimes…I feel guilty.
Pinterest is like the ultimate tool for turning a little bit of boredom into a very prolonged period of procrastination.
I waste SO much time I could spend on productive things like working on my next novel, finding new fans, or meeting some other indie authors.
You’ve felt the same way, right?
What if I said you could get in your fun time on Pinterest every day *while* also improving your current work-in-progress *and* growing your fanbase?
It can happen.
Let’s start with your writing process.
How do you brainstorm your characters?
I’m not talking about the basics (name, age, birthplace, job, etc.) — I’m talking about all the little details that turn a character sketch into a living, breathing person.
You *could* fill out a detailed character profile with a long list of likes/dislikes, goals, hopes, fears, and so on…
…OR you could create a board with pins for everything about your character on Pinterest.
Which one of those sounds like more fun?
Let me tell you a quick story.
Last month, just days before my final deadline to finish my second novel, my grandfather passed away.
It wasn’t entirely unexpected, but it was heartbreaking nonetheless. After a week-long trip to Alabama to join my family in saying our goodbyes, I returned home and found I was completely disconnected from my work-in-progress.
My concentration was shot, my characters’ voices disappeared from my head — in short, I was lost.Continue Reading