Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Day, New Blog!

Ok, folks. I have a confession. I am a terrible blogger. No, really. I'm terrible. They say the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. I don't really know the ones after that, because I've never made it this far, but it's a start.

However, it has been brought to my attention--with a big, painful hammer--that I need to do everything possible to market myself. Not my books, because those should stand alone, but myself. Quite frankly, I'm not sure if that will scare people off or bring them on, but I'm doing this thing regardless.

Below are some of the features you as a reader can look forward to. You may not like some of them, which is cool. I don't like peanuts, so I don't eat them. It's kind of the same thing, but not really.

 Music Monday--What I'm jonsing on, in all its geeky glory
Teaser Tuesday--Something my friend, The Bookish Snob, has been a part of for as long as I've known her--you give a line or two (spoiler free) of whatever book you're currently reading.
Writing Wednesday--This is the day I'll spend catching you guys up on my writing, my friends' writing, and anything writing related I may have run across
Random Thursday--This day may be anything and everything. Whatever pops in my mind and out of my fingertips
Foodie Friday--Food! Whether it's a recipe I ran across, a new restaurant, or just food talk.

Saturdays and Sundays are my busiest work days, so you may get something there, you may not. All depends on how dog tired I'm feeling.

As an incentive, the first 50 new followers will receive a FREE PDF copy of New Moon Rising

Alright guys--let the good times begin!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I'm at a standstill. Not just with writing, but with a number of things. That's not to say that I don't have plenty of ideas--because I do. I just don't seem to have the energy or drive or whatnot to carry them out.

I think everybody has an idea of how their life is supposed to go. I can tell you, I had no plans to still be waiting tables three years after graduating from college. I planned to either be teaching or working in law enforcement or something where I could help and reach people. I planned on living in New Orleans, and having friends over each year for Mardi Gras and in general living a much more sophisticated, urban life.

None of those things have happened.

Most of the time I'm ok with that. I wouldn't have met some of the people I have, or had some of the opportunities I did if those original plans had come to pass. But there are times, like now, when that strange depression that tends to hit artists of of kinds just whammies me, and any kind of production slows to a standstill. It usually hits about once a book, so even though I can see the rest of the book laid out in front of me, I just can't seem to get it on paper.

Soon, something will happen to kick me in the ass. Something always does. But for now, I'll ask for your patience and understanding. After all, good things come to those who wait--in this case, the next Jude Magdalyn novel.