Betcha thought I dropped off the face of the earth. No such luck. I’m still here. I’ve just been busy writing.
I’ve had a bit of an epiphany about writing. Namely, it’s hard work. I used to write for me. It was an escape. A way of putting myself into a different world and letting my characters do stuff I’d never do in a million years. It was fun.
Now that I’m “on the cusp” of being ready for publication (That’s not my phrase. Three different people have told me I’m “on the cusp.” Whatever that means.) I have to think more about my potential readers and what THEY want. Apparently, in today’s market, it’s not necessarily the same thing.
But my goal is to make some money at this writing gig. I’m realistic. I’m not expecting riches. I’m not even expecting a self-supporting living wage. Just some money. And to do that, I have to give the reader more consideration than I give my own corny tastes.
So I’m working. Really, really hard.
Which is why I haven’t been blogging as much as I should.
The other reason I’ve been MIA is life has been pretty dull around here. But I have a few things coming up on my calendar that may be blog-worthy. So hopefully I’ll make my presence known a little more in the next few weeks.