Yes, I know. Someone might as well just say it. This whole blog is about random things.
Some people blog about sewing, some about cooking, while others blog about being a ranching woman. Me? I write about whatever comes to mind whenever I feel like it. I don’t feel as guilty about it as I probably should, so pray for me. Since I’m a writer, what should I blog about? Writing? Something besides writing?
Some wonderful authors I know write about books and authors while some like to use their blogs to inspire or teach you how to write. And we must not forget about the fabulous agents who do what they can to help us learn about the big wide world of publishing in all its forms (emphasis added for my own agent, of course).
Still other writers like to write about their own writing – every single day – which I can tell you gets really boring after a while. It also steals your creativity if you aren’t careful. I’ve noticed that some writers who seem to have the same dilemma as I do just post cute photos of their kids and call it good.
When I first started blogging, I had a mommy blog with my sister. Then we got too busy being moms to blog, so we quit (being mommy bloggers, not mommies). When I got published, I started blogging about the debut novelist’s journey. I’m certainly not finished with my journey, but with two published novels I’m not exactly debuting anything anymore.
I don’t seem to be a specialist in any one thing except my own books, which even I get tired of hearing about day in and day out. (That, of course, doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy them if you were thinking about buying them. I’m just sayin’.)
So, let’s just make it official. This blog here will always be about random things that happen in an author’s life. Believe me, on most days those things might not be much different from what happens to you in yours. For example, I still have to pick up the dog poop when my husband gets too busy and I don’t have a personal gardener, but I’ll try to entertain and inform when I tell you about my “exciting life” as an author.
I’ll be blogging more often here and every now and then I’ll even be guest blogging there, wherever there is. I’ll let you know.
So, where do you blog and what about? Are you a topical blogger? Or do you write about random things? Give us the links to your own blogs and/or to your favorites.
(The picture is of the real me with my sister and SIL in my mom’s teeny kitchen. They know the real me and still asked for my autograph when I got published. They are both more fantastic than I am, but they haven’t given me their autographs yet.)