My blog started as a way to track my process toward publishing and perhaps sharing some of what I’ve learned with other self-publishing hopefuls. Over the last few years I’ve written five novels and three short stories in the Farseen Chronicles. I didn’t share this world with anyone until I watched my daughter start an art business. Her faith and determination inspired me to share the world I created. I didn’t want to wake up in ten years and wonder ‘What if…”.
Research (I’m fond of research) dictated that I needed a web site as well as twitter and blog accounts. I’m not technophobe but I just don’t see me using twitter; however, blogging and a web site were possibilities.
So here I am, five months later and I haven’t been faithful the blog. I could blame the curve ball that life threw at me; but I’m honest enough with myself to admit that the real problem is fear of the publish button. It’s a small little button… but it’s power is fearsome. Once you publish, the words go out to the World Wide Web for all to see. These are not the words of a character I’ve created. The words are mine. Somehow that seems more real to me.
As far as book publishing goes, my first novel will be available as an e-reader soon, so that’s one hurdle crossed. My next hurdle is to make sure my blog is the best it can be and that the content amuses and informs readers.