Heh. I bet you weren't expecting me today. I swapped with JB. And now you're stuck with me. Bwa ha ha.
For the past few weeks... months... okay, the past year or so, I've been so buried in trying to bring all my books out into the world, I haven't really been paying much attention to anything else. In doing so, I think I might've forgotten something really important - the readers. You guys. You're why we do this after all.
Okay, so part of it, if I'm being honest about myself, is the need to get these stories out of my head and into the world. The 'out of my head' part is necessary so my head doesn't explode. The 'into the world' part is so I don't sit here wondering if I've just wasted the better part of twelve years.
I mean, if the stories weren't meant to be read, why would any of us bother editing? It's not like it's exactly fun - at least not for me. I can write stories all day for myself. Duh.
Anyway, part of being a published author is being out there and available. Accessible, at least to a certain extent. Yeah, umm, that's something I struggle with anyway, so it's the first thing I shift aside. I'm a hermit. But I should still be a friendly hermit. :waves from her spot under the rock:
And it's not that I'm not friendly. I just don't think about it sometimes. It's like walking through Walmart. Some days, I smile and nod and tell people to have a nice day. Some days, I'm lost in my own head and the only thing on my mind is getting through the list so I can go back to my hole. It's not you. It's me.
Other authors really do this part so much better. They're fun and interesting and approachable. I see them out there doing it. Like the wallflower at the dance, watching the other kids having fun but fearing the chance that should I trot out onto the dance floor, I'll be dancing alone. (Ugh, shades of my 10-year class reunion coming back to haunt me.)
Anyway, feel free to follow me or friend me or whatever. Follow along on this wild ride that doesn't always make much sense. If nothing else, it should be interesting.
Oh, and thanks for following the Killer Chicks. JB and Karyn are the cool kids. And thanks, JB, for letting me have your spot on the dance floor today. It totally rocked.
Now's your chance to leave a comment. Tell me who you are and what you're up to in life. Or to quote a line from Muppet Christmas Carol "Come in and know me better, man."
Cuz, hey, I'm the kinda gal who quotes Muppets.