by Shelt Garner
Jesus Christ. A published author on Twitter said something alone the lines of — watch your back when it comes to what you put on your website. Given that I’m 100% extroverted and I generally just put on this blog whatever happens to be on my mind at any one moment…don’t quite know what to think about that advice.
I suppose I still have time. As things are going right now, I won’t be in a position to query until late next year — about a year from now. And a lot could be going on by that point, from the US electing Tyrant Trump to the presidency again to him NOT being elected and we having a civil car. Good times!
But I do have to think seriously about what a literary agent might think of my social media output over the years. I’m very torn about this situation. On on hand, I’m really don’t fucking care. So be it. Slings and arrows. But on the OTHER hand, the idea that I could write a really great pop novel only to have it not sell because I’m across as a drunk crank, well…at least gives me pause for thought if nothing else.
And, yet, for all the angst, I know in the end I am who I am and I’m not changing that, no matter what. Come what may. I’ve always been a freaky weirdo and, as such, I’ve always suffered what one might call the “kook tax.” I’m prepared to just go through the process of querying and wish for the best.
I have to say, though, it will be interesting to see literary agents looking through my webstats.