I read a tweet today that said, “book writing is much easier than blog post writing.” I responded to the tweet that I agreed and I do wholeheartedly.
I didn’t always feel this way. In fact, I was a really good blogger “back in the day.” I used to blog about my dating experiences, my heart breaks, my frustrations with men, friends and family and just life in general. I loved every minute of it and what’s more, I never ran out of material!
Then one day, seemingly out of nowhere, I became much less comfortable putting myself so “out there” and I stopped blogging. After I published Just Friends with Benefits, I started blogging again but I tried to keep it “professional.” I blogged about writing and the publication process in general but I kind of hated it. I love to write more than almost anything in the world but I don’t really care for writing about writing.
I follow another writer’s blog and she manages to write a new post almost every single day and it astounds me. Never mind the fact that I just don’t have the time for that, I wonder how she comes up with the material! I’m a very open person in general and so I would absolutely love to let you all in on my deepest feelings and I have a lot of deep feelings! For instance, it would be so easy to blog about how I’m dealing with my recent breakup, my reentrance into the single world and new men that might come in (and out…) of my life. But I just don’t think I would be comfortable putting my business out there, especially since my business involves other people too. And I would love to vent about my insecurities about writing and the manic/depressive like symptoms I experience when I go from reading a 5 star review of A State of Jane to a 3 star one and the chronic fear I have of future 1 and 2 star reviews. But since I am trying to be a mature, professional author (cough, cough), that’s not an option either!
Coming up on my blog, I am hosting an Interview and Giveaway with Sophie Meyer, author of the chicklit novel “Where’s the Groom?” I wish I could give you the heads up on what else is coming down the pike on www.meredithschorr.com but I really have no idea and will have to play that by ear. My intention is to keep this blog a hybrid between topics related to writing/writers/books and pop culture relating thereto and topics relating to me, myself and I (to the extent I feel comfortable). I did promise in my earlier post “Blog Vows” that I would keep it real and not only blog about writing and I will do my very best to honor that vow.
Until next time…