My novel may be published quite a bit later if I do not stop succumbing to any and all legitimate distractions that preclude my actually finishing it.
I am told that I must also blog. Blogging is expected. If I want my book to be read by more than friends and family, it is essential that I promote myself and my writing via a blog or website. You get the idea.
Now I am in no way opposed to blogging. Previously I blogged for five years and loved every minute of it. I was working full-time and wrote several times a month as a break from my science-related job on weekends and evenings. It was a painless and fun way to write for relaxation without the pressure of trying to get published in science-related journals. At that time, I wrote using my real name.
I killed that blog about the time I reverted to my withered and under-catechized cradle-Catholic roots from Evangelical Protestantism. I became an Evangelical Christian after decades of agnosticism and living life my way. (Guess what? God's way works much better!)
I stopped blogging because I was so blown away by how wrong many of my ideas were about the Catholic Church...how many more of my thoughts were half-baked?! I needed time to research, study, and inhale the centuries of truth and fabulous Catholic writings of the saints and theologians that I had not availed myself of for more than 50 years! That is a delicious on-going experience.
My blog postings will be semi-random but probably a couple times a month. I will aim for once weekly. It is my way of opening up my heart and mind to you, the reader should happen across my blog.
Many blessings, Meggie