I admit it, this blogging thing is hard. I pour loads of creative energy into my manuscripts, and then, when I push back from the computer, mentally exhausted, I've got nothing left for my poor neglected blog spot. Ideas flee far away, and so here the site sits, empty.
If there's anything I've learned from the publishing world, it's that authors must maintain their online presence. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Goodreads, on and on ad nauseum.
Beyond writing, I try very hard to keep up a reading schedule. How can I write what people want to read when I don't have any idea what's currently on the market? So every night before I sleep, no matter how late it is (1 a.m., 2 a.m. whatever), I make myself read a chapter from whatever book happens to be on my bed stand. It's an exercise in discipline, sometimes an exercise in futility if those lids keep drifting closed, but I keep trying none-the-less.
So here's my experiment. Since I continually struggle for new ideas about which to blog, I'll start regularly blogging about the books I've just read. Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Classic, Christian Fiction, whatever happens to make its way in front of my bleary eyes.
The blog may not always be about these things, but at least it'll be a regular post. Better than an empty blog for months on end.
I hope you'll still decide to stop by for a quick read. If you don't, I'll not hold it against you.
As long as you purchase my next book when it hits the market. That particular action atones for a multitude of sins.