I don’t feel like writing this

The painfully honest, pitiful musings of a romance writer

Everyone says it’s critical for authors to have newsletters and blogs and websites and author pages and more.

Lions and tigers and bears– Oh My!

Who is ‘everyone’ anyway? I kept this blog faithfully for a year and no one read it. Not even my mom. I mean, seriously. Is it something I said? Something I didn’t say?

So, if I’m honest, coming back to this with a better attitude is tough. Will anyone read it? Why should I bother?

But enough naysaying. I’m going to do this. I’m just curious on the ‘how’ (see my last post- I want this darn thing to matter!)- How will I make this thing fun for me, worthwhile for my readers, and not a waste of everyone’s time?

I’m guessing that I’m going to do one of two things.

1- pretend I’m going to do this and then fail to follow through.

2- break all the rules of blogging that I teach my students and not have a cohesive theme for the blog because, hey, the musings of a romance writer are all over the place most of the time.

But as Danny says in Grease, “Hey that’s cool, baby, you know how it is, rockin’ and rollin’ and what not.” So it’s entirely possible my blog will be a little more on the side of rockin’ and rollin’ and what not. Meh.

I’m also open to suggestions. Is there something you want me to write about? Something you’ve wondered about the glamorous (not so much) life of a novelist? I’m happy to share and be transparent with you if that’s your bag, baby.

Or maybe I’ll just write about whatever I want, with some film and pop culture references sprinkled in. I mean, this is MY blog after all. Let’s make this fun for all of us.

Leave your topic suggestions in the comments, or tell me your biggest frustration about blogs. I’m open.

Happy reading, happy writing, friends!

2 thoughts on “I don’t feel like writing this

  1. Ok, as I’d mentioned in a message, I just stumbled upon you because I know someone with your same name. Blah, blah, blah, I know… But, hey!, I read your blog. And I’m not your mom! Ha!
    Two things… I think I’d enjoy learning some from the mind of a writer, being an aspiring writer myself, and the phrase “what not” has a place in my heart. So, I’ll play along. Not sure that’s the right phrase but… Oh!, I’ve toyed with the idea of a blog, too. I only had one entry and I wondered “why would anyone care for my thoughts?” It’s a handyman type of topic since there’s not much I can’t do, or I’m afraid of trying to do. Maybe this will inspire me? Who knows.
    Now gotta find your work, I suppose. 😊

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    • Yea for you not being my mom haha! 😉
      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate you taking the time to write.
      I’m in the ‘break’ (what actually is that lol) between semesters (technically I’m teaching online now so, not really a break)… but anywho, my plan is to be more diligent in trying to keep the blog- even if they are short posts, I’m hopeful that they will resonate in some way with others.
      Thanks again for your comment – the best advice I have is to KEEP WRITING! I know that sounds so ‘duh’ and trite- but it is so true! I have friends who can’t believe how often I write- but my thought is- if you love it, you don’t want to stop… so keep going and sharpen your skills.
      Reading and writing go hand in hand, so when I’m not reading, I’m writing. I hope that encourages you some, but stay the course. You WILL make it!

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