Sunday, June 24, 2012

Turning over a new leaf.

Back when I was on Live Journal, I used to overshare, giving away every particular of my life.  I also posted several times a week.  With this blog I went the other way. I've treated my blog spot here more or less like a bulletin board to share high points in my writing experience.

I'm about to change that. First, I promise to post once a week.  What I'll post is difficult to decide.  As a writer it's easiest to present information about the process of writing.  However, this blog's purpose is also being redefined to be focussed on my readers.  Who are my readers? I assume that they enjoy dark fiction with a bit of humor and sex thrown in.  My novels are urban fantasy while my short stories range from gothic romance to sf to fantasy and horror. I think of women like me (love reading genre whatever the mix of sex, romance and supernatural) when I think readers, but honestly some of my most earnest supporters have been men.

Back in my Live Journal days, my fan base came easy.  People joined and I wondered, "Who are they? What do they want?" They were all fans of my Harry Potter fanfiction.  And fanfiction being free, the community freely came together.

Now I've gone professional.  I sell my work to various anthologies and e-zines and I get paid up front. I also self-publish as a way of advertising. And my novel is published through Eternal Press, an e-publisher, meaning we each get a percentage whenever my novel is sold.

I plan to post regularly and write about interesting subjects having to do with my writing. However, considering that this blog is now reader focussed, please let me know what you'd like to hear about.

Have a great week,

April Grey