When I began blogging and writing fiction about four years ago, I had a lot to learn. I still have a lot to learn. But four years of paying careful attention to how the publishing industry works and is changing, and how to put together a book, and writing lots of stories has put me in a good place. I'm not an expert. But I feel a little less clueless than I did four years ago.
In the writer blogosphere, much has changed in four years. I've watched many fellow bloggers--many of them friends--sign with agents and then get book deals. Even better, I've seen their books come out. It's been so exciting. Everyone is in a different stage of their writing journey, and for a while when I started blogging it was a very specific set of other writers whose blogs I read and who commented on my blog.
Now, there are new people. Who may or may not have just started out writing. I largely have no idea! I'd love to know, though. Can you do me a favor? Tell me more about yourself. I want to know who and where you are. Leave a comment telling me:
1. Your name and your blog address.
2. What genre you write.
3. Whether you have written a novel, and whether you're published.
4. When you started writing.
5. What your ultimate plans are (traditional publishing, self publishing, just writing for fun, or wherever the wind takes you).
Hope to hear from you. Happy Monday.