Friday, May 25, 2012

This and That about Blogging and Publishing

Confession time: I miss the A to Z Challenge! I'm already thinking/dreaming/planning for April 2013. Blogging every day with hundreds and hundreds of other bloggers inspired me. I was a "member" of a very special club. And I was committed! Now my posts are sporadic and lacking ... lacking what? Purpose, I think.

I've decided to join the Insecure Writers Support Group. You can read about it HERE. They're a great bunch of bloggers and writers and many of them participated in the A to Z Challenge. So on the first Wednesday of each month, I'll post about insecurities, fears, doubts and we'll look at solving some of our problems. The scary part is that if I miss two months in a row, they kick me out of their club. Yikes! We'll see what happens.

On another note, I don't know if any of you follow Nathan Bransford's blog. He is the author of Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow (Dial, May 2011), Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe (Dial, April 2012) and Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp (Dial, March 2013). He was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and is now the social media manager at CNET. He lives in San Francisco.

I find I read him more now that he isn't agenting. Wonder why? Anyway, he's got an interesting take on Traditional vs Self-Publishing and I like it. Take a look and tell me what you think.  HERE it is.


Jan Rider Newman said...

I like what NB has to say about publishing. Good luck with your new blogging gig.

Charles Gramlich said...

I need a little more discipline in my life for sure.

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jess welcome to the IWSG! Glad to have you on board.