Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Question for the Readers

So, life as an author...

Not glamorous for most of us. We write. We work other jobs. We deal with families and the ups/downs just like the rest of you. We simply have overactive imaginations that we cannot stop, nor would we want to stop, because it gives us something else to do! (I'm only speaking for myself, although I'd be willing to hear what other authors say about that imagination thing.)

But, besides writing, we're also supposed to blog. That's an entirely different animal in the writing world. Here's why:

I'm not quirky. Well, I am, but only during Halloween and Mardi Gras. Then, I'm full of quirk. My online writing? Not so much.

Which gets me to thinking...

What do you as readers want from authors besides the next story? Do you like blog posts about our pets? Do you want us to be as bad/naughty/sexually adventurous as our heroines and to write about that? What really do you like to read from authors?

I'm serious in asking. I'm the type of author that stares at my website/blog page that says "New Post" like that proverbial deer in the headlights. I even resorted to posting a photo of Captain America this week. I'm that desperate for blog material. Therefore, I'm reaching out to you. Tell me what you'd like to know about me, a character, or anything at all.

I'll do my best to fulfill your blog fantasy. (That so sounds dirty, but it's virtual, which makes it clean.)

I'm not bad. I just write that way.


Anonymous said...

Personally I think you should talk about whatever sparks your interest on any given day. If there's something in the news that you feel like ranting about, then rant. If one of your kids did something that you are proud of share it. If you and hubby are having one of those days and feel like doing a little man bashing.... hey, go right ahead, all of us married ladies can vent right along with you. :-) Of course, pictures shared are good. Yes, even Captain America. LOL! Let you in on a secret my hubby and I met because of comic books and he has a tattoo of Capt. America and our son is named after Wolverine. Just go with the flow and be yourself, life's too short to stress yourself out over a blog.

JPM6966 at

Harlie Reader said...

I can't believe you didn't post a picture of Captain America? :) I just like it when a writer blogs about whatever they want to.

For me its interesting to read what is going on with a writer no matter what the topic.

Pictures are good, too.


Harlie Reader said...

Thor pictures are good, too.

Ursula Whistler said...

Thanks for the answers ladies. It is fun to look at pictures.