"Platform" seems to be a hot topic recently. And for a pre-published writer like myself (don't you just love this term? So hopeful!), it's a bit depressing. I understand publishers' reasoning on this. In this stinky economy, I wouldn't want to take a gamble on a complete unknown either. But if you're like me, a busy mom who writes in her spare (ha!) time, what do you do? Other than despair and tear your submissions up to make bird nests and papier-mache hats?
But, then, it occurred to me. Maybe "mom" IS my platform. Who are buying the books for their kids? Moms!
So are you unknown? Go ahead, leave a comment. There...you're one step up on your platform.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from "Say Anything"...
Diane Court: Nobody knew me before tonight.
Lloyd Dobler: They knew of you. Now they know you.
And, now, I have to go hunt down whatever object is leaving this funky smell in my dining room.