January 31, 2016
A call for Authors to share their insights and news here on my blog…
As it turns out a lot of you, dear friends, are still visiting my blog. I am chagrined and apologetic I have been so neglectful, and am ready to get back to blogging.
I must say, fellow authors and friends Marja McGraw http://www.marjamcgraw.blogspot.com/ and Patricia Gligor http://pat-writersforum.blogspot.com/ have written several blogs recently that have given me the inspiration to get going again. And being part of the wonderful group, Writers in Residence http://writersinresidence.blogspot.com/ has most fortunately kept me involved in writing even though I’ve recently felt like sticking my literary-head in the sand—can’t be around such encouraging authors without some of it rubbing off!
And of course, I have to keep plodding along if I don’t want to be buried in Marilyn Meredith’s writing and promotional activity-plume! http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/ (smile) Thank you, Marilyn for sharing your energy. On top of that, when I read about what all my PSWA(Public Safety Writers Association) and HDCWC(High Desert California Writers Club) friends are doing (listserve and FB), my slacker status rises even higher!
But the final nudge/push/shove that has actually gotten me back to typing is a recent connection I made with a reader who talked about enjoying reading one of my books—and even, more, shared his thoughts about the characters, settings—and most importantly, how they were affecting him! (thank you dear Inyokern reader—your words have meant more than you would have guessed)
So, my bottom line: Reading is good, writing is good, and spreading literary information into the blogosphere is also good!
If I haven’t emailed you directly, or you haven’t seen my various posts, please email me with an idea of what you’d like to talk about, and when you want to spread your word. And if you’re a new writer, or have a new book, for sure, drop me a line. Would love to spotlight YOU like Patricia Gligor does so well! Also open to posting links to blogs you’ve already written and want wider exposure.
And, Rusty LaGrange http://aflairforwords.com/, thank you for commenting on my previous post with ideas and encouragement, and Marilyn Meredith, I’m looking forward to our visit on April 22nd!