A worthy conundrum. And I'm not being rude, I swear! Many thanks you for showing up here on this blog. Maybe you stumbled across my Goodreads or, you must be quite the navigator if this is true, you read my novella, The Christmas Lights. Or it could be you follow my Instagram, which led you to my Tumblr, or goodness knows, maybe you actually know me and saw this on Facebook, or I told you about it!
November 14, 2014, I became a published author. It was kind of a big deal for me. I'd printed out my books before, yeah, but for some reason that doesn't seem to count. A Canadian publishing company called MuseItUp hired me under contract for a little story about Christmas and a nearly blind boy and stuck me in a Yahoo group with authors from all over the world. I asked for the ropes and they told me to get a blog, and I thought, Tumblr! I'd heard all about it (Tumblr has quite the shady reputation, actually), and I learned to use gifs and promoted my book and have met wonderful people and even sold a book because of it.
But, to be honest, Tumblr gives me anxiety. That blogging site takes the term "anything goes" and shoots it into hyper drive. And people actively complain about long posts. I'm not saying Tumblr isn't great for promotion, and I still have one (see contacts page) but last night I got on after not being online for a few days, and had literal nightmares about the website until I had to leave my dorm room at 2 am and try to calm down. And it wasn't the first time. I guess I want to write actual articles along with fun pictures and gifs, and it's not that I feel...unsafe on Tumblr, but people can be extremely harsh, all or nothing. Which is great, again, but what I'm saying is that it is very EXTREME in every outlet. I just want to write for people who like books, and reading, and writing, and an assortment of other quirky things, in a safe place that's PG-13 at worst.
So, here I am, about to chronicle how to balance college, traveling abroad, writing, and life in general. Join me? :)
Official website of Rachael Kosinski, 23.
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