It’s time for something new.
We all get stuck in ruts.
In the case of this newbie writer, my rut was focusing single-mindedly on my manuscript and leaving everything else as it lay. Well, news flash: people will never know who you are, or want to read your book, or anything else you write for that matter, if they have no clue how to find you, or if what they do find is, well, less than thrilling.
So, I am embracing change and total upheaval, and listening to those who have been poking me with sticks to get moving.
It hurts. The to-do list is eating up my time like nobody’s business, and giving me a headache. But the more I get done, the less it hurts. I feel accomplished. Energized.
In the spirit of throwing off fear and heading into the throes of the fight, I am updating my blog. This includes refining my focus, setting a killer posting schedule, and changing the name.
‘Tales From the Writers Cave’ has now become:
Guts on the page.
This phrase pops out of my mouth every time I discuss my writing. It stays in my head as I sit at my desk and pound on the keyboard. What does it mean?
No holding back. No barriers. No hiding.
It means pouring everything I am into what I write. It means feeling those things that I don’t want to feel, that make me want to bang my head against the wall or curl up in the fetal position and cry my eyes out. It means sorting through my battle scarred past to find truth and healing. It means letting God show me where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m headed. Acknowledging who I was and how it shaped me into what I am now. Giving it all to Him and letting Him teach me and prepare me for what’s ahead. Letting Him pull me out of this rut, out of all the deep, muddy, hollowed out tracks, and show me a new road.
It means you get the real me. Unfiltered, unfettered, and unashamed.
It means surrender.
Pushing past fear.
Becoming that new creature, donning new armor, and facing whatever comes with courage.
If you choose to soldier on with me on this new adventure, you should at least know a little of what you might be getting into. On that note, I’ve drawn up some ideas for posts and events designed to initiate conversation, educate, entertain, and allow us a place to join forces and strengthen one another.
So what can you expect?
More regular posts, and a method to the madness!
Monday- I will set the tone for the week. I will introduce a topic that coincides with whatever review I’m doing. And, I’ll give you any updates from my writing world.
Tuesday- This will be the day I do book reviews. Mostly, I will review Speculative Fiction, but there may be an occasional surprise. I read whatever strikes me.
Wednesday- This is the day set aside for interviews with authors and others I find interesting.
Thursday- Variety and surprise day! You never know what may be coming your way.
Friday- One of my favorites! Friday is fight day! What that means, is I will post anything from self-defense moves, to a peek at a certain martial arts style, and even spiritual warfare techniques such as keys to defeating addiction, fighting depression, and standing against spiritual attack.
I’m excited about the new direction for my blog and I hope you are as well. I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you and give you a look into my world!
And, since the point is giving people what they want and need, I want your input.
Tell me if there is something specific you’d like to see, read, or discuss.
I want to get to know you as well!