Yeah, so I’m back…
Like geez, don’t make a big deal out of it.
OK! Well, I haven’t blogged for a while for a number of reasons. There are two main ones…
By the way, listen to this whilst you read:
So I haven’t blogged for a while for a number of reasons. The main two will be provided as a rather short list (there are only two points in the list, after all…)
1. I’ve been busy doing the thing I was trying to advertise with the blogging
So, basically, I wanted to actually write! The blog was to just let people know I’d written a book, but despite the lack of posts I made, I did feel a lil like I was prioritising trying to blog over trying to write. That didn’t feel sensible to moi
So I stopped blogging. I started writing more. I started seeing friends more. I started playing guitar, and eating, and spending nights looking out of dark windows and listening to macabre music more. Point 1 falls heavily from the tree of point 2.
2. I’m a terrible blogger.
It really isn’t my cup of tea! At least, doing it properly isn’t my cup of tea. I enjoy reading other’s posts, but actually posting myself was something of a chore rather than a chance for fun.
I write because it’s cathartic. I also write because I feel that maybe the stories I have to tell are interesting.
Conversely, I blogged because I felt that as a ‘self-published’ author, it is the thing-to-do. It probably is! How else do you get your name out there, after all (apart from trying to get normally-published…).
But I did it because I felt I needed to.
I read the rule books. Blog with consistency= your readers know when to expect you = readers actually read what you write.
But I rarely wanted to write. Sometimes I did, don’t get me wrong. Times like tonight, I felt it would be the right thing to do, and I quite enjoyed it.
But I don’t possess the panache or wit of other bloggers to do it with the same consistency or skill. I’m a planner at heart – my books are matched by arguably larger volumes of plans and character files. I like the raindrops that turn into a tidal wave, all the little pieces coming together to form something magnificent which the spectator never saw coming until it suddenly becomes obvious that it had to be that thing. It had to be that eventuality that it was leading to.
I don’t manage to fall within that stream of comfort with blogging. The normal way, is not my way.
So I could say I’m going to stop blogging entirely. But I’m not. I’m just going to be more honest.
And hopefully with more honesty comes more interest.
I’m literally going to blog when I feel like it. Whereas lots of bloggers will say ‘every Tuesday and Thursday’ etc, I’m not going to say that. When I did say that, I failed to do it.
The cake is a lie.
I will blog when I feel I have something I really want to say. It’s how I am in real life (many people take me for being quiet or shy, but I just feel no compulsion to talk unless I have a point to contribute…….. and I’m quiet and shy). The issue will be that you’ll never know when I’m coming, though that’s a bit like the Night Circus and therefore exciting and mysterious.
The plus point is I will blog when I feel I have something interesting to say. What I think is interesting may not be what you think is interesting. But if that’s the case, you’re stoopid, because I’m always right.
Also, I guess an update on where I am with tings.
I’m writing book 2 of the Ezraeil series. Book 2 is called The Woman. It’s better than book 1. I’m planning to re-re-re-re-review book 1 and make the 12th stage of edits, because I feel in a much stronger place than before to do so.
That will be after I finish book 2 though, which will likely be finished in maybe another year.
Spoiler – EVERYONE DIES. Jokes, that’s not true. Or is it? There are so many levels to this faux-spoiler that it’s ridiculous. Basically, not everyone dies. Though ‘everyone’ is a flexible concept. What does ‘everyone’ really mean, after all?
It means your favourite character….
Or it doesn’t.
OMGIZZLE, WHERE AM I GOING WITH THIS?
Ok, anyways…. part-2-of-my-life-which-you-might-be-interested-in: I’m reading other people’s books, and would like to review them. There is one in particular I would really like to write a review for, because it’s another indie writer’s book, and they have done an incredible job. I started reading it, expecting to have to do so only out of loyalty for the trade, but quickly came to realise it’s way better than my book.
Made me feel a bit shiznaz really. So screw you mystery-writer.
But I will review it. And tell you to read it.
This was suitable devoid of direction or structure.
I hope you loved it.
I will endeavour to be more interesting in the future, though I will not endeavour to alter my approach to the frequency of posts.
Luv yu all
“Then we’ll just be people of action,” Jonjon grinned, the smile giving Cora some strength.
“Ok then,” she agreed, stepping out of the car.