More Blogging Less Manuscripts

Writing for me has taken a different turn.  It has moved to primarily focused on novels to solely blogging.  I haven’t given up writing novels, nor have I run out of ideas.  I simply have too many manuscripts for my editor right now.  Along with that I’m focusing on increasing my web presence by blogging daily.  This has led me to pay closer attention to would-be topics.

Believe it or not, I struggle to know what to blog about.  Writing books and short stories come easier to me.  I’m thoughtful and try to take a listen first and speak later approach to things.  However, that’s not how the blogging world works.  Bloggers are here to share their thoughts and views on things, and hopefully give insight into other perspectives.

Blogging is something I feel I need to improve on.  By that I mean finding topics to write on.  Crafting books is something I’ve trained my brain to do since before I was a teenager.  I recently finished the rough draft of a science fiction novel and before I go back through that I wanted to give it room to breathe.  As my editor finishes up work on my upcoming thriller/urban fantasy, I’ve decided to abstain from new book projects until that’s finished.  Now suddenly I have way more time for blogging than I used to for the moment.

If you are a writer what is your primary focus?  Is it blogging or producing novels?

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  1. I like personal blogging. I’ve dreamed of writing good fiction but never went beyond drafting chapters and story ideas. One day I might try NaNoWriMo. But I like the freedom and flexibility of blogging. It helps me crystallize my thoughts on things. I blog publicly now more than I privately journal. I have not attempted daily blogging. That’s not feasible for me. That would be quantity over quality. For SEO, I know that frequency and consistency are some key factors for blog growth, right? Thanks for sharing your perspective.

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      1. It must be a good feelings knowing that you can reasonably take a break from book writing because you editor has so many of your manuscripts to go through! I definitely enjoy blogging! It was such a solice for me to write when I lived abroad last year. It was a great way for me to stay connected with friends and family back home. But now it’s evolved and I’m gaining a new community 🙂

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      2. Yes it is a good feeling! I enjoy blogging now, but it took a couple years to get to that point. As authors we must blog as part of our marketing plan, but it was often difficult for me to come up with topics in the beginning.

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