No, I’m not plotting. I promise.
But as I’ve been thinking about the direction of Murder She Writes, I can’t help but think to do this right, I should have a loose idea of what I want to accomplish.
1) Nurture and grow the community that is already here.
2) Write blogs that interest both me and my readers.
3) Provide a forum to talk about things that interest me and my readers.
I have a few interviews scheduled with fun and exciting authors; I will of course talk weekly about television or movies. But I want to know: are you interested in a weekly blog about writing? For example, I have a partial draft of a blog about character motivation. I was too tired to finish it now, but plan to post it later this week or early next week. Is this something you’d like to see more of?
What about excerpts? Complete short stories? My misadventures as a mother of five? Interviews with authors? Industry folks (agents/editors)?
I suppose I’m looking for guidance. Of course I’m not going to blog about anything I don’t want to … I’m 44. While I’m not as old as my grandmother was when she died–where she was old enough to say whatever she wanted to whoever she wanted!–I’m getting to the point where I really just want to do what I want to do … which is playing with my kids and writing. But I like blogging, and I like talking. So what do you want me to write about? If it’s something I’m even remotely interested in, I’ll blog about it
On another note … get prepared for May! I’m donating a lunch to Brenda Novak’s Diabetes Auction. Meaning — if you’re going to be at Thrillerfest in NYC or RWA in San Antonio, you can (and should!) bid on a lunch with me. You get to bring 3 friends! There will be fun, and there will be free books, and there will be drinking The auction runs the entire month of May, and it’s for a very good cause.
So. Tell me what you want to know, now or in the future. I’m an open book