The phrase “an open book” is so applicable to authors, so obvious, that I’m almost hesitant to use it. It sounds like a terrible pun. But that’s what I try to be on this blog. Even if I state plans I later discard, or shift my books around on the website a lot, I am thinking out loud. I’m a very open person and I think being open is a vital part of anyone interesting, whether online or in daily life. People respond to what they feel is authentic because lies are boring. Stale, correct opinions, “safe” posts on the weather and Bible verse of the day, generic admittance you’ve watched a movie everyone else has seen too—these aren’t genuine. I learn nothing about the person except that they come across as a little smug.
So I blurt out what comes into my head, especially regarding writing, as I think of it. It was true at the time I stated it, but as months go by I might do some thinking and change my mind. People do that all the time—people who have minds to change, that is. If you’re just saying something plastic with no thought in it at all, that wasn’t an action of your mind and so you might not change it. Any more than Fourth of July paper plates change their minds.
One reason I’ve bounced from book to book, genre to genre, blog to blog, post to post, is because I’m always thinking. I’m always changing my mind as new thoughts come into it. Little rockets go off in my mind and I get excited about plans. Later on, I often think, “that was dumb, or why did I do that, that won’t work.” So then I try something else. I guess you’d call me spontaneous and that’s an important thing to understand about my writing too. It’s an idea I got excited about and I’m an open book about sharing it.
Suspicious people will not enjoy my blog, I think. :)
And there will be more updates.
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, Star Wars fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.