Apologies

My goal upon beginning this blog was to post once a week. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, that hasn’t been happening. And for that I sincerely apologize.

You see, the only unique thing I could think to post when I started this adventure were short stories. After all, there are plenty of blogs about SAHMs and their lives, and most of them are pulling it off a lot better than me. But that leaves the dilemma of not getting paid for those stories. So, if I wanted to save some stories for submission, what would I fill in the extra weeks with? Most writers go the writing craft and book reviews route, which I totally get. It makes sense, write what you know and all.

I hate giving advice though, since I don’t have anything figured out any better than anyone else. So if I go the writing craft route, I won’t be doing it all that often. As for book reviews, I’ve never actually written one. I’ve read plenty and most of them seem to either gush fangirl style, spoil it way too much, or rip into it like bubble wrap. So if I start doing book reviews, I probably won’t do them very often either, to be sure I do it right.

All that still leaves a lot of space to get creative, though. So I thought I’d put it to you dear reader. What would you like to see more of on this blog? What do you want to know about me? What don’t you want to see here?

For now, I will be spending the month of April participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and using its magic to crank out a bunch of short stories and post ideas I’ve been neglecting lately. Unfortunately, that means I probably won’t be posting here much until May. However, when I return, I will hopefully have so much new writing to share, you won’t be able to keep up. And while I’m busy writing, you can share your thoughts in the comments. I want to make everyone’s time here worthwhile, so if you have suggestions, please let me know.

With that, I bid you adieu.

Until May … the force be with you … the odds be ever in your favor … and all that good stuff.

8 thoughts on “Apologies

  1. Someone else asked me something similar recently. I can’t tell you what you should blog about, only what I like to read on author blogs, so here it is:

    On the author blogs I follow, I most enjoy reading posts that have a bit of something personal in them, whether that’s humorous stories, philosophical musings (nothing too deep, this in on the web after all), things they’ve learned from their writing, or writing advice pieces with a personal touch (there are so many bits of writing advice – what you can say that no one else could say, or that no one else could say like you?).

    I hope that’s somewhat helpful!

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    1. YES! And I think adding that touch of personal experience helps get around the “i’m not an expert…but i’m giving advice” stigma. For me, if I’m curious about something and doing research, I’ll share it. So I’m not saying “hey check me out I’m an expert” but trying to say “hey, maybe you’ve never thought about this or looked into this, but I did and here is what I learned.”
      I like writer updates but mainly when they have something to add about their journey. I had to unfollow a blog bc the person was posting daily word counts! AND THAT’S IT. It was just data entries and really clogging up my reader. Now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t tweet about such things….lol

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      1. Yes, I enjoy the “here’s what I learned about X” type posts.

        I quite like seeing people’s word count tweets. I think it’s a nice aspect of the online writing community that we can encourage each other through the long and sometimes discouraging process of writing, and word counts are a tangible measure of progress. As long as that’s not all you tweet, I think you’re fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I feel your pain! It’s a hard dilemma figuring out what to blog about when we’re far from experts! But I, too, don’t mind reading advice from other writers who are just sharing things as they figure them out. Sometimes it saves me a lot of effort by getting a quick answer to a question, or even just knowing that others are working on the same aspects of the craft. Writing updates are always fun to read too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo!

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