I just hit another milestone. 15,000 hits.
When I started blogging nine months ago, and no one seemed to be out there, I never dreamed that blogging would ever turn into a hobby, or that there would be so many people reading me. The Versatile Blogger, Creative Blogger, Leibster award, 7 x 7 Link Award, ABC Award, and One Lovely Blog awards were pretty cool, too. – Thanks to all 🙂
Nathan Bransford recently did a blog post that said (paraphrasing) don’t try to create a network, try to make friends. Funny, I feel like that’s what happened here. I see all these little avatars on my screen, and I do feel like I know the regulars. It’s kind of cool.
What is really cool, is that I am starting to make connections with people in the industry as well. That is something I really never expected in a zillion years. I have some ideas brewing, but in order to channel my enthusiasm for the good of all… I need a little input.
I’d like to know a little more about you guys as a group. So, I am wondering, what do you write? I’d love it if you’d click on the two polls below so I can get a gage of what the mix is out there. As always, the comment section is open below for you to add additional fun-loving rants.
Don’t be shy guys… contribute. You never know what’s going on in my devilish little mind.
I have about 28,000 words toward my first novel, a psychological crime thriller. I like to refer to it as a “crime triangle” (patent pending, haha). The main character is a female serial killer who kills for a very distinct reason. She and the young cop pursuing the truth behind the deaths see the same psychologist, who was also involved in my main character’s past (unbeknownst to her). I enjoy entangling their lives and revealing the “oh snap!” moments to the reader.
That sounds awesome! Good luck with it!
I am currently working on background and character sketches/development for my first novel. I had a poetry book published almost ten years ago, but have wanted to write novels forever! Real Life Fiction with some faith-based content, but I think I’ll tend towards a Jodi Picoult style..at least that is how it sounds in my head! I’m having to put it on backburner as I prepare for the arrival of my second son though.
Congrats on the 15,000!
Oh! Write now! Babies are a worse time-suck than blogging! Just remember to come back to your ideas. Good luck!
You just reminded me I actually started writing a book last year and forgot all about it…
Ha! Well, get cracking on that baby!
I’d like to say its entirely because I lost interest, but it also coincided with when our overlords, harbingers of the abyss, blocked us from using the CD/DVD/USB functions on our computers. Can’t really email fiction from work to home and back (thereby alerting the overlords to my clandestine strategy for dealing with this place by mentally escaping between patients). Then again, I have an ipad now. Ha! Stop me from typing on THAT, evil dictators!
Ha! I had to do the same thing! All disk drives and memoryt sticks stopped working. THat’s when I bought my little pink computer. Love that little thing!
Congrats Jennifer – woot woot! Here’s to the friendships only growing!
I love how I have made “friends” because of my blog and i love it when I see them commenting and liking other blogs. I have said it before . . . blogging is a gigantic small community.
Isn’t it though? I was talking to someone the other night in Saudi Arabia, and it was afternoon (I think the next day) where she was. I never would have had such an opportunity unless I was doing this. So cool!
Someone in Malta is following me. Why, I ask. Why?
I have crazy places like Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and places I’ve never heard of before. I’ve actually tracked down a few out of curiosity. Now I have friends all over the world. Cool.
Yes, so cool. I think I am going to do CSI: Blog to find out why I have a huge, I tell you huge following in Sri Lanka. Well, maybe huge is an overstatement but still . . . over 100 visits?
That is a lot!
Yay for friends! I basically put in what my current projects are, but I’m SO not limited to YA or SF…I have a contemporary story rolling around in my head along with a few twisty fantasies.
That’s awesome. I’ve heard to stick to one thing, but I think diversity is great.
Congrats! And I LOVE the statement about making friends as I have always felt more natural doing this, than the whole schmoozing for the sake of self-gain. It feels so fake otherwise. Thank you for sharing your beautiful self with us, it helps lighten the day. And love the quote up to the right!
Omigosh, that is so incredibly sweet. Thank so much, and it’s nice to have you here!
I write 20th century historical and some soft sci-fi. Lately I’ve been having serious doubts about still considering some of my books with young characters as YA, because there seems to be so little historical YA in the current climate, and I began seriously writing way before the YA trend, when it was still relatively common to write a book about young characters, or a person coming of age over a longer period, with a not necessarily mainly teen audience in mind.
Oh! Don’t be afraid! You never know. If it is good enough, you may be the start some something new!
Bravo on your 15,000 hits!!!
Congrats and well done on your milestone, onwards and upwards!
Thanks. I just noticed it is now over 16,000. Yay!
Congrats on the milestone! I’m also writing YA at the moment –urban fantasy.
Cool! Good luck with it!
I wasn’t sure if I could answer with multiple responses, so I chose sci-fi, which is one of my WIPs. I cling to the hope the second is “mainstream,” but I’ve a sneaking suspicion an agent would say “speculative fiction.”
Awe! Answer again! I should have noted that you can pick multiple genres. I didn’t close it because I knew people write different things.
done 🙂 my “other” is mainstream. I’m sticking with it as long as I can! 🙂
I’m writing a YA paranormal romance at the moment.
Great blog Jennifer.
I voted but thought I’d add my 2 cents here as well. I am writing a psychological thriller (horror) – my second – as well as my second collection of erotic short stories. 🙂
Is the new horror as creepy as the last one? I like sleeping. Your novels=no sleep. EEEEaaaaaKKKK!
No..lol. Well, it’s going to be creepy of course, but less violence and profanity. Want my stories to appeal to a slightly larger audience. 😛
Sounds like yu’re still gonna scare me. :-0
You big chicken 😛
Congratulations! I have just finished my first novel, a travel novel.
Travel? Fiction or nonfiction?
Nonfiction. It’s based on our big summer trip of last year. We’ll publish it ourselves soon!
Sounds like fun. I hope it was an event-worthy trip if you wrote a novel about it.
Driving from Brussels to Odessa was fun indeed. We stayed for 2 weeks in Ukraine and discovered a lot of stuff. Staying a Slovenian hospital was less fun.
Hopsital! EEk! I hope it’s a comedy!