Monday, May 23, 2016
To Blog, or not to Blog.
Honestly, my answer is simple: Yes.
Return on Investment? Sometimes good, sometimes bad.
Mostly I blog when I have news of a new book or an appearance. I blog to let people know what's going on. I blog when I'm annoyed by someone, like Joe the Plumber after he got pissy over his gun rights with several families after a massacre.
I blogged a fair amount after my wife passed away, because I knew myself well enough to know that I would never in a million years actually say what I was going through to anyone. It's not the way I'm programmed. But I could write it out and so I did. Probably saved myself a fortune in therapy bills, by the way.
I blog when it strikes my fancy or when it I think it will be useful.
Right now, however, time to get back to the novel. It's due in ten or so days.
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.