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Okay, I lie. I do care, but I’m trying to get over it.
Blame it on the ACFW conference and all the talk about the elusive “platform.” What is a platform? It’s a way to gather a group of people who are passionate about one’s message through blogging, public speaking, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever.
What’s my message? What do I bring to the blogosphere that is different from everyone else? So far, not much, quite frankly. Sure I’ve been reviewing books. So do a lot of other people. I’ve been sharing tips and info about writing and marketing books. So do a lot of other authors.
What’s unique about me? What’s unique about the stories I write? Not the fact that I’m a Christian. Not the fact that I write contemporary romance. What makes my tales different is that my characters wrestle with environmental themes. They garden, they farm, they frequent farmers’ markets, and they talk about why it’s their lifestyle choice. Why it matters to the Earth as a whole where they live, how they live.
Are they perfect little eco-evangelists? Definitely not. The “green” movement isn’t that cut and dried. There are trade-offs in whatever choices each of us makes, and my pretend people face the same tough ones the rest of us do.
If you don’t like me, that’s okay. I can deal with it! But if this juncture intrigues you, then I DO care if you like me. Please stick around, subscribe to my blog, sign up for my newsletter. Things are going to get more focused around here, and you won’t want to miss out.
What do you think? Are you coming along for the ride?