You’ve got to keep trying.
I was almost today year’s old when I first heard that a corner of the TikTok video platform was blowing up. Turns out it’s been the better part of a year, but hey, sue me. BookTok, far as I can tell, is a mega-hashtag that authors use to talk about books and writing, and influencers go there for reviews and commentary about it.
So, videos about books. My first thought- watching people read? Or maybe that old life-blogging trend where a writer would show you her entire day, including two hours of staring vacantly at a blank screen.
It turns out to be more than that, of course. And I’m hardly saying I know everything, or even that I know what I’m doing.
But I did one. You can see it here. I’m listed as Trekelny and WilltheWay.
There’s a Giveaway Involved
My very first video is on a theme called Book Aesthetic, which is to say, the feel of the whole fershlugginer thing. And I’m offering free audiobook codes to my seminal epic fantasy chronicle Harbingers of Hope, to folks who comment over there. First ten.
I hope you’ll follow me on TikTok. It’s still the land-rush phase over there, but I’m ignoring the advice to post once a day. Hah! I’d be very happy with one video per week for the summer; once school starts, all bets are off. Might be a good way to get to know me, my world, the writing process.
On the one hand, these are all things I’ve been telling you about, right here with typed out words.
But you’ve got keep trying.