Hi, everyone. I’m sorry that I tend to go a while between posts. I promised myself when I started this blog that it wouldn’t interfere with my writing time. In the past 5 weeks, I’ve written 2 stories, reaching a total of 13,000 words together. And that’s after editing. Imagine how many words I actually physically wrote! 😀 One of the stories has already been accepted for publication and the other is floating in cyber-judgement. Keeping my fingers crossed.
But I digress. This blog is not about ME. Sure, I throw a little advertisement for my short story collection on the side menu, but hey… don’t we all? 🙂 This is a place where I get to know fellow authors, which I believe–in its own way–helps me grow as a writer. Author Interview Corner’s following is still a modest one (only 65 email subscribers and 220 Facebook followers). And yet, this blog has potential.
I’ve always had a passion for asking questions of fellow writers, and my love for horror fiction inspired me to take a trip to Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati this past month. That’s a 6 hour drive! (Okay, maybe the big name actors had something to do with it, too.) At this convention, I got to meet the awesome authors of Samhain Publishing, and I discovered something about myself. I am not a social butterfly! Slap me in a computer chair in front of a keyboard, and I’m as long winded as old grandpa in his rocking chair prattling on about “the old days”, but put me in a real life situation… and my tongue apparently ties itself in knots. I need some practice. Hopefully I can attend another convention soon.
What is the point of all my rambling? Although my posts are not as frequent as other blogs, I’m not going anywhere. I juggle three kids, plus personal writing time, and this blog, but I’m still here if anyone wants to drop a line at any point. I promise I’ll get back on track with interviews soon, but for today, I’ll leave you with some Youtube writing advice from the master. It’s such simple and such OBVIOUS advice, but something I have to remind myself of, constantly, in my busy life. Enjoy…