All posts tagged: wattpad

This is why I write

Some useless dude once told me I should give up on writing. “You really should stop,” he said. “What’s the point? There’s no money in writing.” As if I didn’t know. As if I had spent my youthyears toiling away thinking I was going to be the next JK Rowling. As if money is the only reason we do anything. I suffer no delusions, trust me. I’ve always known what I’m getting myself in for. Authors make a pitiful amount of money and it’s only getting worse, yet here I am, still fighting for my place on the shelf. This is what a lot of non-writer people don’t understand about my (stellar) choice of career. They’re either under the impression that publishing is a lucrative career option (it’s not), or they think I’m a fucking idiot. Because why oh why would anyone work so hard if they’re not going to be paid for it? I’m no stranger to reward-free work. I’m surprised I stayed in school as long as I did, for the amount of …

I went and got a Facebook ‘author’ page

Your girl went and got herself a Facebook ‘author’ page…’cuz she’s cool. I never really thought I would – I’m more of a Twitter gal anyway – but I take my social media marketing seriously. After all, it’s really the only kind I’ve got going for me. Luckily, it’s great. Give us a follow on the old facey-b if you fancy updates from me directly in your news feed. I’ll be directly notifying you about new blog posts, book-related happenings, and probably cross-posting Instagram pictures. Because who doesn’t want to see me fail at being a #bookstagrammer across multiple platforms? And speaking of multiple platforms, here’s a handy list of all the places you can follow me. ……………………………………………………   @ TESSCATIFUL ON TWITTER ……………………………………………………   @ TESSCATIFUL ON INSTAGRAM ……………………………………………………   TESS BURTON ON PINTEREST ……………………………………………………   TESS BURTON ON GOODREADS ……………………………………………………   TESS BURTON ON FACEBOOK