I started this blog as a way to promote myself as an author. I’ve never hidden that fact. Entertaining Stories has turned into so much more for me. I’d blog now even if I wasn’t writing.
My posts are littered with plenty of slice of life stories too. I don’t like the idea of shouting, “Buy My Books!” every day. Let’s face it, it’s 2015. If someone has cover art in his sidebar, I think everyone gets it by now.
Writing is a big part of me. Sharing our interests is what blogging is all about. Many of my posts are about writing. That’s when I had the epiphany. Is this the routine for other writers?
1.) Write about the books you’ve already published. Heaven forbid someone new comes along and misses the point.
2.) Write about the book you have coming soon. How else are you going to get noticed among the 5000+ books released the same day?
3.) Write about your work in progress. This lets everyone know you still have fuel in the tank.
4.) Repeat the same process over and over again.
I’m not quite that predictable, but this has happened. It will probably keep happening. I will try to pepper the routine with other interesting stuff for my own sanity and yours.
Right now, I have to wake up Tituba the sourdough starter. Maybe I’ll take Old What’s Her Face to a movie or something. Then I’ll have some fresh blog fodder. Oh, I tried some of the homemade sauerkraut tonight and it’s maturing nicely.