Wednesday, December 7, 2011
IWSG & an accidental haiku
I'm going to tell you a story that you may be familiar with...
Once upon a time I finished a novel. Then I researched, why not get it published? How hard can it be? I found out that in our new techie age I needed to start a blog and advertise myself in addition to the query process. So I did. When I was rejected several times I realized my book was called "chick lit" that no one wanted, besides being terribly written. I worked on it, realized it needed too much work, then picked up writing a new novel. I am now revising and think this one has a much better shot. In the mean time, the blogging really picked up - I made many friends and followers and learned so much! For that I am so grateful!
But I'm having trouble keeping up with so many blogs. Picking and choosing which articles to comment on is getting harder. And I want to write and edit more so I've stopped blogging on the weekends and will cut back more in January. I'm sure it will be fine as I've seen others cut back and absence really does make the heart grow fonder. My question this month is this: Many of you follow hundreds of blogs. How do you balance writing and still comment?
Back Log Betty
humble member of the Insecure Writers Support Group
And now for SENSATIONAL HAIKU WEDNESDAY, malice, plus DRABBLE prompt accident.
We need thicker skin
Ban "Merry Christmas"
Sore spot touched upon
With careless comment spoken
No intent to hurt
Words' meaning twisted
Accidental malice heard
Always think ere spew
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