So, blogging for a fiction author, right? Amirite?
It’s hard (that’s what she said).
It’s hard to find the time to do it, especially now that I don’t have a 9-to-5 and I’m working my ass off to keep my income level up. Fortunately, I’m doing that through writing and editing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to build myself a big ol’ cushion before being flung unceremoniously into this lifestyle.
I’m not complaining, at all, you understand. I love my life. I love that I have more time to spend with my family. I love that I have more time to do what I REALLY love doing. I’ve got a new book coming out soon (several, actually, that I’ve been banking words for) and a new film premiering on 23 June that is just…it’s just SO good, guys. Seriously.
But you know, for a while there I was blogging all the time. Most of those blogs were written on a slow day at work. Seriously. I don’t even feel bad about this. There were days when there was just NOTHING to do for a few hours, because my workload wasn’t high enough. (Which is the reason I was eventually let go from that job—which I TOTALLY understand. In retrospect I’m amazed that I was kept on as long as I was, but it was probably just because my boss and I were [and still are] such good friends).
So, I’m a fiction author now. Full time. When I’m not writing, I’m working on a film. When I’m not doing that either, I’m doing some random web work with the guys on the Self Publishing Podcast. When I’m not doing that, I’m editing books for other people (a little bit of extra cash never hurt, amirite?).
But that leaves me very little time to blog. And I’ve missed you guys! I seriously have. Some of my more ardent blog readers moved over to my podcasts, which I do three times a week. But for the most part, many of the people who would come and visit me here on a regular basis may feel a bit…out of the loop.
Well, the SIMPLEST solution for that is to become a Rebel. That’s where the best updates happen. But some people don’t want to do that—which I get.
But, I finally had another idea. It’s not as good as “I will blog regularly at this time” because I’ve tried that and, honestly, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Sometimes I don’t have anything to say, or everything else in my life happens all at once and I miss the schedule.
I’m not going to lie to you guys and say “I will blog every single week” if I’m not actually going to deliver.
But the idea I had is to put my podcast episodes here. They happen three times a week, they’ve got a TON of updates on what’s happening with me (as well as others) and they’re generally pretty fun. Maybe not as fun as a blog post, for some of you. But fun, all the same.
And, I’m going to be starting a new, SOLO podcast, that’s just me. No other co-hosts. Just me talking about my worlds, the worlds I write and, sometimes, exist in. I want to talk about one world in particular, my BIG EPIC one that’s probably not going to come out in print for a long while. But you’ll be able to hear about it (no spoilers or steal-able ideas, of course).
So, from less than an update a week, you’ll be getting three updates a week. And they’ll be available as a single audio feed, so if you’re subscribed to all three of my iTunes podcasts, you can ditch’em and just listen to the one.
So that’s my solution. I’ve missed you. I enjoy hearing from you. I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing from me, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching all the stuff I’ve been doing recently. The excitement’s just getting better and better, and it’s all thanks to you guys.