C. Lee McKenzie
I learned a lot of new stuff for one thing, and that's always a motivator for me. I had to figure out which program to set my blog up on, and then how to use it. Blogger worked for me because it didn't have a long learning curve. I quickly learned where the undo button was, so what could go wrong?
Then I discovered things like Awards and Hops and Groups. Yay! Now I was on a roll because more than the family cat was reading what I posted.
Then just as I had this blogging thing down, I burned out. Yep. Dry as a summer hill in California, and it happened overnight. I was quitting. I was burrowing into my writer's cave and blowing off all this blogging business.
So why didn't I? Why did I take a break and return? Here's one reason: I missed the contact with the people I'd connected with. I missed knowing when they had new releases or rejections or a great new WIP.
Was there any other reason? I thought about that and decided that without blogging I might have continued to read within my preferred genres. I wouldn't have sampled books that I usually passed up. Because I was curious about what writer friends had created and I wanted to support their work, I found myself reading much more widely.
And that thing about showing up to the blank page? Well, blogging taught me a lot about doing that every single day.
So why blog? I guess those are three compelling reasons for me.
Here are the followers who won books in this month's Back to School Special Offer.
I had this idea to share books I'd read, enjoyed and reviewed with people on my Mailing List. I love to recycle, but reuse is even better. So congrats to:
- Bish Denham gets my ARC of The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
- Beverly Stowe McClure gets my signed copy of Woven
- L.L. gets my signed copy of Shooting Kabul.
I'll need your snail mail people, so email me that and I'll send your books on their way! I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did.
Hats Off Corner Welcomes Stephen Tremp
Stephen Tremp writes speculative fiction and his fourth novel,
is supernatural thriller.
is supernatural thriller.
A four hundred year old evil is unleashed when souls of the daughters of those killed during the Salem Witch Trials find a new generation of people to murder at a popular modern-day bed and breakfast.
For a full synopsis and to pre-order a copy of Salem’s Daughters for $2.99 (price goes up to $4.99 soon after release)Click Here.
Visit Stephen at his BLOG.
Quote for the Day: "The different and the novel are sweet, but regularity and repetition are also teachers." Poet Mary Oliver
Why do you blog? Ever think of giving up? Does Salem's Daughters look interesting?