I never know what to say at a time like this. I'm starting my author blog today, and I feel like I should say something. So here goes:
I'm going to try and post at least once a week, on Fridays. There may be other posts, but the Friday deadline is something stable I can put on the calendar and then breathe easy. I don't do spontaneous and ad hoc very well.
What will you read here? What is on my mind right now are some topics around the reader/author relationship. Things that are not well understood about the writing and publishing process from the reader's point of view. Especially topics about independent publishing, or indie publishing as it's called in author circles.
What might go relatively unnoticed by the reading public is there is a HUGE debate among writers around indie vs. traditional publishing. Indie is where an author writes and publishes their own work versus having a contract with a traditional publisher like Simon & Shuster or Penguin.
Not to get too political about it, but I honestly think readers are better served by a vibrant indie publishing community. It's kind of like breaking up industrial monopolies: the public benefits. I'll probably go on about this in bits and pieces, but this is quite enough for now. Rant over.
If you have questions or topics you'd like me to address, please leave a comment or email me privately. I'd love to hear from you!