This Lisa has been on a “professionalism” kick of late. So here’s my latest, greatest obsession: the platform. Apparently every successful writer must have one. I was torn between negotiating world peace and ending hunger. But then I did a little more research and discovered it’s less philanthropic than Miss America (more like Miss America when she thinks nobody is snapping photos). It’s about down and dirty, carnal capitalism. Whew, what a relief.
This is a daunting, but not impossible task. We already have a couple of the items down pat. Well, perhaps not down pat, but down marginally. We have a blog, that’s #2! And we have formed online partnerships (#5) and leveraged social media, a little (#9). We are sorely lacking on numbers 8 & 10, but since our book is as yet unpublished, we still have time, (although wouldn’t it be a hoot to be the first unpublished authors to promote their non-book on a worldwide tour?!) My first hurdle is to get TOL (The Other Lisa) to read the full list. Then, get her to agree to my demands to make several fruit pies, visit me occasionally when I move to Florida, and never, never again compare the sorry state of our respective undergarments. Because, seriously, you win, Lis, no hands down, please.
Note from The Other Lisa: And here I thought writing was all about writing a book. Silly me.