I am not a blogger.
This is probably not a very auspicious way to start a blog.
But I never have before, and my reasons are threefold. 1) There are already so many great writing blogs that already exist with info and inspiration and statistics and analysis (and don’t judge by the blogs I follow list, because I don’t properly follow hardly any of the blogs I actually read). I’m not sure I have anything hugely unique to add, which leads me to 2) I don’t really want to talk into the void. I mean, I could. But I’d rather spend that time—which is precious as a stay at home mama who also juggles a freelance writing and editing career while (kinda sorta) homeschooling my kids—doing to the actual writing. The books and plays I mean. And because of that, I’m afraid 3) I really won’t be able to keep up with the kind of steady posting that a good blog requires.
BUT I have recently found out I will be a mentor in a pitch-contest type thing that will be starting up in a few months, and it’s the sort of thing where prospective entrants will want to read up about the mentors when deciding who to pitch. So I decided to start this blog so there will be at least a few entries when someone comes along wanting to know who I am.
You can also check out my website.
Or this interview with me.
Or just use good old Google, because I have actually been getting mentioned around the interwebs and in newspapers (remember those?) for some time.
Also I’m soon to join one of the well-established MG group blogs, which will totally be more my speed, since I’ll only need to post once a month or so. I’ll post a link to that when it’s official and newsworthy.
But I’m also going to try to make a few posts, at least before this contest starts. I know good blogs are focused, so this one should be about writing middle grade fiction. Except when I digress and write about plays. Or my kids. Or my sewing projects (which, to be fair, are often literature-related—I made an awesome Harry Potter quilt).
But mostly, I’ll try to stick to the kid lit.