It’s time for a change. New year, new me, and all that stuff.
When I set up this site, I included a blog because everyone knew that’s what you did. Writers write, and they need a place to post the stuff they write. And once upon a time, in the distant days of the Aughts, blogs were the place for such things.
Some people are still awesome at updating blogs. They write something every day, or every week, and people come from far and wide to read their musings. I am not one of those people.
Some writers write posts when the mood struck them. I tried being one of those people, but I felt guilty during the long stretches when I didn’t publish a thing.
But I kept it going, because blogs were just something you did if you were a writer.
And then, the other day, I woke up, raised my fists in the air, and informed the universe that it wasn’t the boss of me. If I didn’t want to keep a blog anymore, then I wasn’t going to keep a freaking blog anymore.
There’s a marketing school of thought that believes writers should be everywhere, connecting with readers and building their audience every waking moment. If that makes them happy, that’s awesome, but I don’t think it’s necessary. I get stressed enough writing books and hearing the whooshing sound of deadlines flying past. Social media shouldn’t add to that. I figure that rather than half-ass everything, it’s better to whole-ass the things that work.
I’m not going away, of course. If you want to find me, here are your many, many choices:
My newsletter, which goes out maybe twice a year, and only when there’s something to say (new releases, cover reveals, and sale alerts, for instance). This is probably the best way to hear about important book stuff that may get hidden in the social media onslaught.
Twitter, where I tweet fairly regularly (and post the most nonsense and cat pictures, if you like that sort of thing).
Facebook, which I use as little as possible, mainly for promo stuff and a few random things that amuse me. Excerpts and news also end up here. Considering the way Facebook is choking page views these days, it’s way too easy to miss my posts, but, it never hurts to click the like button, does it? (/end shameless plug for validation).
Wattpad, where BROKEN ELEMENTS is currently posted in its entirely and where I may someday post other stuff.
I hope to see you in one of those places and, as always, thanks for reading!