an author? How do you find a balance between social media and getting actual writing done?
JH: I also have a regular Facebook profile and a Facebook author page! I do think it's important, especially for a new author, to have a web presence of some kind, though I'm still on the fence over how much participating in social media actually helps in terms of sales figures. Not every writer is comfortable with social media, and not all readers use social media to find new books. What I do know is that as a reader, it's frustrating to be interested in authors and not be able to find a site that gives me more information about them. So at the very least, I recommend every author have a website. It definitely can't hurt.
In terms of balance, I tweet throughout the day and update my Facebook page whenever I have something interesting