I think I would be more gung-ho on the whole blogging thing if I were able to whip out a quick 500 word summary of my thoughts on a subject, and then go on about my day.
But, alas, I am not a fast writer.
I am scattered. Easily distracted. I am a compulsive editor and re-reader, an obsessive over-thinker when it comes to word choice. I tend to be long winded, and I can spend an entire day writing and distilling just a few pages down into what I really wanted to say.
Not to mention, if the coveted mood to sit and write strikes me, I would much rather channel that energy into my fantasy romance novels.
Nonetheless, I keep hearing people sing the praises of blogging as a way for authors to connect with their readers. Or for anyone, really, to connect with fellow professionals and potential customers no matter what their market is. My brother-in-law swears it’s expanded his handcrafted bonsai container business, Taiko-Earth Pottery. (You should totally check him out, by the way. He’s a talented artist and there are some super cool pictures of his work!)
In any case, I have decided to embark upon this endeavor with reluctance and the self awareness that I probably won’t be consistent in keeping up with it. If only because I rarely have much to say beyond the snippets of stories and faerie chatter and sex scenes that tumble around in my head, and I tend to reserve those for my books.
However if you stumble upon this blog by some happy chance, and you are at all interested in my musings, I hope you will give my novels a try. And if you don’t like one, try a different one. There are three out there at the time that I’m writing this, and a fourth one is on the way.
Sometimes I lean more toward fantasy, and other times more toward romance. Sometimes more toward darkness, and others more toward light. It really just depends on how these scattered thoughts in my brain shake out onto the page. My novels share an internal cadence, but external consistencies have never been my strong suit. And by that, I mean my writing style. I am always concerned with inconsistencies in the details of my world, just not necessarily with the way in which I present those details.
And if you have made it this far into my ramblings, I thank you kindly and bid you keep reading…
- Dawn Addonizio