Saturday, September 29, 2012

Changes On The Way

Forgive me Blogger, for I have sinned.  It has been twenty days since my last post.

I am going to be making some changes to this blog and other aspects of my writing life.  One of the reasons I've had so much trouble with this blog is that I find it hard to come up with topics to blog about.  I started it as a way to chronicle my writing life in hopes of attracting an agent.  But, I only have so much writing advice to give.

Besides, my goals have changed.

I'm no longer interested in attracting an agent.  It's readers that I'm concerned with.

Your average reader isn't concerned with the Indie v Trad wars, or story structure, or any of the other countless topics that interest writers.  But, I do think readers like to get to know writers on a personal level.

So, my plan is to lay back on posting about writing or my books, and to just blog about my life and the things that interest me.  Hopefully readers of this blog will like me as a person and that will drive them to want to read my books.

Maybe it'll work and maybe it won't.  Either way it should be therapeutic.

I'm also in the process of setting up a static website where I can have links to all of my books, this blog and the mob of social media sites to which I belong.

So keep your eyes peeled.  The winds of change are blowing.

2 comments:

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hey, Gabriel. You've got to do what feels right to you. I used to stress out about blog topics, spending more time doing that and writing them than I did visiting others. Now I post just the once and spend the rest of my time networking and building that audience. By the way, I don't feel qualified to do anything but give encouragement either.
Good luck to you.

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Gabriel Beyers said...

Hopefully this way I'll have a bit more fun with the blog. Thanks for stopping by.