Welcome to the continuing saga of social media saturation. I started the day with my latest email to the nice, younger man who is designing my calling cards. Okay, business cards. I am in the business of selling myself. But not in the same way that I could have when I was young, and that prominent business man wanted to keep me as his mistress. We have settled on a design, and I think it walks the fine line between whimsy and legitimacy with the confidence of a Victoria's Secret model. That is to say, it gets my point across with little more than swagger and a smile.
I wanted the card to include all the ways one can read, follow, or communicate with me. Therefore, I created a new facebook page for The Lone Woman Diaries. I've changed the title five times already, and I still think I'm leaning toward just The Lone Woman. Yep. Changed it again. After all, I, Megan Coakley, am The Lone Woman. And that will be about as close as I get to obtaining the rights to my own name on facebook.
Delia encountered this problem when she discovered she shared a name with a Mexican purse designer. Despite the odds, I am going to try and obtain my real name as my user name. However, facebook won't let me pick a user name until I have twenty-five people who "like" me, because my new page is set up as an "fan" page. So, I need you all to make like Twi-hards, and choose Team Megan. Go "like" The Lone Woman. (For the record, I am firmly entrenched in the Team Jacob camp. I prefer werewolves, and that boy is hot. Shut up. I know it's icky, and I don't care.)
So, now I have the blog, facebook, Twitter, and an unfinished manuscript. The good news, however, is that I will be going on a "working" vacation. One and I are going to Florida to see my mother. We leave at the end of the week, and will stay for six days. I can't wait. It's warm there, and MomMom and Pappou, as they are known to One, will dote on us. We'll do some low-key fun things, but mostly, One and I will be happy to sit at the Gulf. He loves nature, and I love the sun. It's a win-win.
While on vacation, I will be away from the blog, dedicating my free time to the book. I've written a bit this week, and it felt good. Maybe the Florida heat will defrost my frozen creative juices. If nothing else, it will help me recall the summer setting. Although it's hard to believe, summer will be here before I know it, and my false deadline with it. Then I'll be able to put all that media to good use, and use those cards for real.