For my Insecure Writers Support Group post today, I'm going to talk about CHANGE! And not just the pretty leaves or the Fall Back of the clocks this weekend...
I'm talking about a change to my blogging strategy (sounds grown up, right?)
I've been blogging for six years now, and just as I treat technology that moves at light speed, I'm finally giving in and doing an update. I'm such a nonconformist. But I do see a need to adjust. When blogging started, it was an outlet to reach other writers and learn and make connections and support each other. These are still part of my blog, but I also don't like repetition. No one does. So it's time to change it up with something new!
A couple of months/posts ago, I asked you all some questions and got some fabulous responses! Since I'm a math person, I tallied it all and made some fancy charts to share the results. I tried it again and I like how it's working out, so that's how I'm going to continue to communicate and contribute to our writing community, with Writer's Life Surveys!
Here is the latest set of data I collected. Writer's Life Survey #2
Reasons for NaNo No's - Don't like rules, Will make my own Nano, November is a crazy month
Reasons for Anthology No's - Fantasy is tough, Can't force a story, My fantasy turned SciFi
Other Descriptions for ridiculous - atrocious, years and years, buried, no end in sight, lucky Kindle has enough memory, like the national debt
Reasons for ebook - allergies, storage space, failing vision
Many of these responses are overlaps - I love how many of us are mult-task writers!
What do you think? Will you join me in my quest for fun writerly data and its interpretation? I have many questions, but in the interest of time and space, I will limit them to 5 per month. And since I manage two blogs, I feel I can cut back on this one and still make it a worthy place to visit.
So here's my new schedule:
- I'll be taking my Writer's Life Survey on the third Wednesdays of the month
- The Results will be posted on the first IWSG Wednesdays along with other updates.
And a parting pic -
Happy Reunion with Elizabeth Seckman & Ashley Chappell-Peeples
at the West Virginia Book Festival
Had an awesome time and sold mucho books!
I hope you enjoyed these results! Next round of questions will be Nov 16. Has your blog evolved??