Writer's Life

I’ve Only Blogged Once this Month

After this post, it will be twice. I know June am just started, but I still feel bad about losing touch with you guys. So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to blog twice a week. Now I just have to come up with some topics.

So far, I’ve got:

  1. Reading Progress. I’ll update you on what I’m currently reading, how I like it, and what’s up next. I’ll probably post this once a month.
  2. Word Count. I’ll let you know how my current work in progress is going. Also, probably a once a month post.
  3. Short Story or Poem. This is just a way to add some variety to my blog. Also maybe a learning opportunity so I can get feedback on what works/doesn’t work. Once a month so I can get my books written. Don’t expect too much in the poetry realm as that’s not my forte. 
  4. Author Interviews. I’m still lukewarm on this idea. Unless any of you amazing writers might be interested.
  5. Book Review. Maybe I could pair this with my currently reading post. 

Do you guys have any other ideas? I need three more if I’m only going to post the bare minimum. I plan on posting about interesting writing experiences as they come up in addition to these topics.

I don’t want this to become a chore that I dread doing, and I definitely don’t want to bore you guys either. Do you have any recommendations for avoiding that?

Writer Problems

I’m Feeling Conflicted

​It’s been brought to my attention lately that I can make money off my blog by allowing advertising on it. Part of me says “yes go for it,” while another part says  “don’t do it.” 

I personally don’t like looking at ads while I’m surfing the net so I don’t want to do that to you guys. That and I don’t know if I’d be able to regulate what ads pop up. (I don’t want to advertise for some random porn site or something similar). 

However, if I can make some extra money it wouldn’t hurt would it? Assuming I can control what’s being displayed. Maybe I’ll try it on my other blog first and see how it goes.

I guess I need to do more research on this before I commit one way or the other. I just thought I’d see what you guys think about it, since you’ll be the ones looking at it. 

Writing and Editing

Exciting News Part 2

​Still not as exciting as publishing a book, but it’s a close second. 

The other day I was sent an email asking me to start writing for another blog. After talking it over with my husband, my mom and his, and my best friend, I decided to do it. 

I know what you’re thinking, and no I’m not going to abandon you guys. This other blog encourages people to keep up their own blog too. So I will be attempting to maintain 2 blogs and continue to work on my fiction along with a full time job and a house to take care of. This will be interesting. 

That’s pretty much it. Once I get started on that blog I’ll post a link to that one so you can follow me there too if you want. Im hopimg to not limit that blog to just writing, which is the main purpose of this one. I’m hoping to get started on that tomorrow. (I can’t post anything from my phone on that blog as of right now, which is why I’ll have to wait).

Anything newsy with you guys?