I have had a blog entitled BEST MINIMUM WAGE JOB A MIDDLE AGED GUY EVER HAD for the last six years, which I've written on every day. Haven't missed a day yet.
I write about all kinds of things. The bookstore I own, Pegasus Books of Bend. The town of Bend. Movies and books. Writing.
Which I'll continue to do.
But I'm going to switch much of my writing about writing over here, and try to keep it up.
This isn't going to be a promotional blog, except by happenstance. This is going to be about the nuts and bolts of writing, and the decisions I make about where and when to put my books.
I've been torn over the last few months about what to do with my writing.
Once I removed what I perceived as the barriers to writing -- agents and publishers -- I suddenly became very prolific. I didn't have to wait for anyone's permission, I didn't have to wait for anyone to "get around to it."
At the same time, it's clear to me that just putting my writing online probably won't get very far. There are over a million ebooks a year. Anyone's book is going to be a drop in the ocean, mostly likely unnoticed.
There is a "business plan" for my books, if you will. A plan of attack. A promotional blueprint.
I'm throwing it out.
I'm winging it.
I'm just going to start writing away. Just do my thing. Hope that people find me.
In many ways, this is the way I run my business. I don't advertise, I don't promote, I don't beg for coverage, I don't have sales or signings or any other promotional events.
I just show up for work everyday, and fill my store with the best books and product I can find.
I have limited success, but enough. I've been in business for over 33 years now, which as I always joke, is 153 years in Bend Years.
Same with my blog. It doesn't have huge readership, but enough to be satisfying.
So I'll just write my books, and put them out and talk about them here and on Facebook and Twitter and my blog, but only as much as they deserve to be talked about, only when I actually have something to say.