Heck, I want readers. So, I thought, hmm...what can I blog about?
How to succeed in self-publishing? No. Not there yet.
Ordinary stuff? I hate the mundane, that’s why I write epic fantasy.
Book reviews? I am a reader, not a reviewer.
Guest posts? I have not yet built up the kind of traffic that would warrant other authors wanting to spend their time filling out my dreaded question and answer piece.
Industry trends? Interested in reading, yes, but not writing. After all, people are not clamoring for my opinion. Yet.
I find myself spending more time thinking about what to blog than in devoting to writing. It left me thinking that perhaps publishing another book might help garner more readers than this blog. Just sayin'.
Believe me, I have all of the respect in the world for the bloggers who do it well and can name quite a few that I follow on a regular basis. But, here, you will just find updates to my writing and some humorous anecdotes, and maybe a few personal photos.
Wait! I know! Maybe I should just call a spade a spade and refer to this page as my online dating profile. Let’s face it. The parallels between publishing and dating are unmistakable with all of the singles/authors vying for dates/readers. I can see the ad now.
“TIA (Trolling Indie Author) seeking fantasy reader with an adventurous spirit who enjoys well-developed characters and stimulating dialogue.”
If you answer, I will assume that you liked the cover and have peeked inside. Okay, game on. It’s a date. During the appetizer, aka Chapter 1, I will try to charm with coy innuendo. When the salad comes, aka Chapters 2 & 3, I will attempt to entice you with my conversational prowess in the hope that you will want to get to know me better. By the main course, aka Chapters 6 through 20, I plan to have you howling for more. And, if we really like each other, while dessert is being served, aka the Epilogue, we will be married.
All right, I guess I should come up with something a little more creative. So, while I continue to try and find a suitable name for my non-blog, please keep visiting. As of now, I am still single in the datingandlookingforreaders realm. Just don’t tell the husband in the marriedwiththreekids realm.