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17 April 2013 @ 07:51 am
On blogging...  
So, apparently, I find I am most productive early in the morning. World, what have you done to me? I remember a time when I was most productive during the ungodly hours of night. Like, late night. Times, how they change.

So if I am going to make the most of my days, I need to make sure I get as much as possible done early. This also means I probably should be exercising early, too.

One of the items on my checklist for today is my blog. I have a blog for my writer self, one that has been neglected as of late, because I am often at a loss for what to say. I've only had a few stories published by some small presses and anthologies, so I feel reluctant to post on writing tips and strategies. Not too many people listen to an author no one has heard of.

I'm not selling myself short. I'm proud of what I have done so far despite all the stress factors in my life. And I am determined to keep working and become published with the large NY presses. It might take a while, but it'll happen someday. On the flip side, gategrrl gave me some really great ideas about what to post that I might actually enjoy. I'm hoping to do that starting this week.

Part of the whole problem with blogging and having a social media presence as writer trying to break into the larger world of publishing is lack of following or lack of support. Meaning, if you're not in with a group of writers or industry people it makes it harder to do blog tours, cross-posting, etc. If no one knows who you are, then it's harder to have a blog presence. I know some writer people drag their fandom friends/fans into their writer life, but I try hard not to do that unless people are truly interested. Seems manipulative to me? Plus, aren't we supposed to be focused on writing and not blogging?

This almost sounds like whining, but it isn't. Just the facts. I'm just a little frustrated with the politics of it all.

Now to get some work done...
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Seisachtheiaclaudiapriscus on April 17th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's fair enough to promote something like that to your flist. Most of them are gonna be there because they like your writing, so they're already interested in what you have to say.

On a completely random other note: It has taken me a lot longer to compose this comment than it might have otherwise because I kept being transfixed by your excellent taste in animated gifs.
Working for the Mandroid: Fan Apocalypsemoonshayde on April 18th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
That's a good point. I always assume there would be no interest and that I would be intruding. Like, she's posting about it again? She must be desperate.

But I should trust people's judgement. No one is forcing anyone to read my journal posts.

And yes. My mission is complete. Gifs are your friend ;)