In a bit of unusual optimism and enthusiasm, I set up a Facebook author’s page last week. Up till now I had resisted the idea, mostly on account of not having actually published anything yet. But with my first story sale appearing in NewMyths, it seemed like a brilliant time to change that.
I use the word brilliant with a pinch of salt here.
In setting up the page, I had to come up with a unique handle for the URL (i.e., http://www.facebook.com/somethinghere). I thought about using kodermike, which is the online name I use most everywhere, but decided against it because I didn’t want this to be just another copy of the same, but wanted it to be something unique and identifiable for the writing part of my life. It helps I was also doing an interview for a friend last week and one of her questions was whether I had an author page.
So, after a moment of genius (again, irony), I went with “CummingsWrites.” Then my brain did something evil and started thinking ahead, and the next thing you know I own the domain cummingswrites.com.
Only now I don’t know what to do with it. I thought about setting it up as a separate blog, a separate space all together where I could put my writing specific thoughts, observations, news, etc., leaving this blog (datanode.net) as a place where I could just put up my own personal entries. The only problem with that being that when you cut out the writing related posts, there really isn’t that much more to say.
For now, I have cummingswrites.com pointing here. I may eventually opt to swap that – make the blog into cummingswrites.com and just keep datanode pointing here. A lot of this is putting the horse not just ahead of the cart, but about a mile away.
If you have a thought, let me know. I’m very open to suggestion, as anyone that has witnessed me with my girls can attest to.