Or so I tell myself.
But the truth is, I'm just a teeny teeny (teeny!) bit addicted to Pinterest.
I don't get swept up into Facebook, and I can go a week without checking my Twitter feed. I forget to log into Instagram until I'm standing in a line, and I've already checked all my email. But Pinterest? I go a couple of days without it, and I begin to feel that itch, wondering what sort of images I've missed.
I have boards for each of my novels, displaying settings and characters and even links to reviews and book trailers. In my little Pinterest world, I'm a master chef and a savvy interior designer. I have wit and class, and I can share my love of random things without shame.
And that's just the boards I've already made public - I have several in my secret stash that I'm just waiting to unveil.
Pinterest has allowed me to become a curator of all the things that inspire and sustain me.
Sure, it's been called the electronic version of hoarding, but it doesn't take up one inch of space in my home, so like I said...I don't have a problem. (ahem)
|My Boards on Pinterest|
And since Pinterest is a celebration of all things visual, it occurred to me - why doesn't Heartwarming have its own Pinterest account? Readers love our book covers, and I, like so many of my fellow authors, have lots of images in mind that help keep the creative juices flowing when it comes to characters.
So I raised my hand and volunteered to jumpstart Heartwarming on Pinterest.
I know, I know. I can't quite contain myself either! Sure, we just launched a couple of days ago, but the board of 2014 Heartwarming releases is a visual feast in itself!
And now I have even more excuses to spend hours pinning to my heart's content.
Because it's not like I have a problem or anything. ;)
If you're already on Pinterest, we'd love to have you follow the Heartwarming boards. Visit us at: Harlequin Heartwarming on Pinterest
And if you haven't yet succumbed to Pin-mania, this guide should get you started on setting up an account. Just keep in mind the following image and don't say you weren't warned.
Cerella is the author of Harlequin Heartwarming's The Paris Connection and Gentle Persuasion. You can find out more about her and her writing at www.cerellasechrist.com, where she pens Literary Fare: Food and Fiction, a blog for readers.