So, this post is going to be somewhat different. I’ve discovered that writing this blog every day is really sapping my writing energy. I just don’t think I can write about writing every day and still keep it intelligent and useful. And I’ve been turning over ideas in my head about this.
First off, how much do people enjoy the author interviews? Should I try to scale them back to once a week to make them more special? Or should I try to find two a week if I can? I’ve kinda run out of author friends at this point, and I’ve been contacting people on Twitter for them. I can go either way on this one.
I’ve been thinking of: writing blog Monday, possible author interview Tuesday. Wednesday off. Thursday, a personal reflection, hopefully humorous. Author interview Friday. Saturday, perhaps another writing blog. I could substitute in another writing blog on Tuesday, or switch off between that and interviews, depending on availability. Sunday off.
Anyway, I know I’ve got people who follow my blog, and these are the people I’d really like to hear from. There are no wrong answers. I’m just trying to put out stuff that people want to read. And I could really do much better at that with feedback.
So please tell me what you think in the comment section. I’ll check them on a regular basis, and we can move forward from there. 🙂
I think trying to come up with a different topic to write about every day would sap anyone’s energy.
I often find personal stories interesting, especially if they’re from people with very different backgrounds or interests, something I haven’t read about before. It can be a great change from articles about writing.
Interviews… have to admit I rarely read those unless I either know who the writer is or know that the interviewer asks unusual questions. “Where do you get your ideas from?” and “Who is your favorite character in your story?” are meh questions for me. “If your book is made into a film, who do you see playing the main characters?” I don’t watch many movies, so I’m not well informed about actors. “Which of your characters would you date?” None, because even if they really existed, what would we have in common, given that they’re all from fantasy worlds?
I’d read if it was something like, “In the past, were there any writing or publishing-related decisions you made out of inexperience that you wouldn’t make now?”
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Thank you, Marian. This is exactly the type of feedback I was hoping for. I was thinking that two interviews a week was a bit much.
I jumped into this with both feet and I’ve enjoyed it, but I’m trying to start a writing career as well. It’s difficult to know the best thing to do.
There’s nothing wrong with tweaking your blog’s focus as you go on, and if you feel daily blogging saps your writing energy, I’d personally put more focus on the writing.
I forgot to add: one kind of interview I would read is an interview with a cover artist or editor. I love learning about what it’s like on the other side of the table.
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Hmm, that’s an interesting idea. I don’t know any cover artists or editors personally, but if I get the chance, I’ll be sure to ask. 🙂
What about the cover artists on AW, like Gale Haut and Amber Feldkamp?
Sorry, I missed this one. I suppose I could ask and see if a cover artist would like to do an interview. Why not? 🙂