Marketing, Information Sciences, Computer Programming Degree Anyone???

All I want to do is write. I have so many ideas and scenes spinning around in my head, I feel as though my spirit is caught in a whirlpool of fantasy, romance, science fiction, and mystery. I want to get it all down on paper and come up for air. I want to bring it to life.

But I can’t.


Because society has decided that writers must also be editors. And they must also be Facebook masters (“Like” buttons html coding? “Permissions???”). And Twitter afficionados. And they must know how to blog and upkeep their websites. Oh, they must also know some programming. They must be able to design book covers and market via a plethora of avenues that would undoubtedly be better traveled by someone with a marketing degree. In a nutshell, they must be proficient in everything but writing.

The obvious answer to this conundrum would be to hire someone else to do all of these other things so that I can actually write. But in case you were wondering, hiring takes money. Moolah. It also takes enough know-how in those twenty other fields that instructions can be given to the new hire about what exactly they are supposed to do. I don’t even know that much.

I feel as though I’m going to have to go back to school and get a degree in computer programming, social networking, and information systems just to learn how to do all of the dozens of other irritating little things that it takes to be a writer.

But not writing.

That’s not really so much a part of it.

No, writing apparently comes second.

Or thirtieth.


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11 Responses to Marketing, Information Sciences, Computer Programming Degree Anyone???

  1. Eve McFadden says:

    I say things like this to everyone who says, oh, just publish it yourself. Right. You try it.

  2. Helen Quaisi says:

    “Hire” you some college wiz intern….you gotta spend it to earn it..I have learned this much in what I do…. It’s cost effective…without blowing your savings! I have become a huge fan in the last weeks…and support you full on! Come to STL and I will shut down my restaurant and give 200 capacity for an event…on me! xoxo

  3. HRKW says:

    Aw, Helen, that’s so sweet!! LOL I might be in Seattle for a conference in August. What restaurant? We might have to come by and say “hi” at some point (as long as you serve anything at all vegan – or beer – my husband swings either way, LOL) πŸ™‚
    – Heather

  4. Alexia says:

    Hi Heather,

    I can help you. I am a computer person, artist and writer and I can either do it for you or teach you how to do it. My phone number is on my art website listed below. I don’t believe in coincidences. I picked up your book two days ago because I am a spiritual person who believes in Angels. Michael is my guy. If you are interested, here are some sites of mine, my resume.

    Let me know if you are interested. Loving the book so far by the way.


    Alexia – Technical web experience and resume – My art site – My Coaching Site – Twitter Feed for Art – Twitter Feed for Coaching

  5. HRKW says:

    Hi Alexia!! Wow – that is incredibly kind of you to offer that! πŸ™‚ I would take you up on it. I really would – but between the time I posted this blog and now, my husband hired someone to help me with my website and Facebook. I meet with them on Tuesday (really hope it works out) and we’ll take it from there. Wish me luck? And thank you again!! xoxo
    – Heather

  6. Alexia says:

    YAY! That’s great news. Let me know if you need help in the future. Take care! Thanks for the great reading material.


  7. HRKW says:

    I will! Thank you again!! πŸ™‚

  8. Helen Quaisi says:

    Saint Louis! lol..I thought everyone knew our letters… πŸ™‚ We have a portabella dish..and lots of beer! I own the Horseshoe House and the Hookah House ( hookah lounge)-we are next to Washington University and close to Saint Louis University. I know I can make a successful event out of you visiting. It, also, doesn’t hurt that when I say something is good-people tend to listen..LOL If you’re ever in the midwest-let’s do it! xoxo

  9. HRKW says:

    LOL! That’s too funny. Sorry about that. πŸ˜‰ Saint Louis – the land of Laurel K. Hamilton’s supes. πŸ˜‰ That food sounds DELISH!! Definitely, I’ll look you up if we’re ever in that neck of the woods!! xoxo – Heather

  10. Elena Greer says:

    My husband and I run a web marketing business specializing in social media and SEO. We are working with another author right now, but I am a BIG fan of your books (I’ve read all but the new Angel series!) If your current situation doesn’t work out please consider a bid from us!

  11. HRKW says:

    Thank you, Elena! I’ll certainly keep you in mind in case I run into problems the next time we need/want to do some techno-fixing. πŸ™‚ xoxo – Heather