I've been reading about promoting a book and OF COURSE a blog is an essential tool. This one started as a place to account a new side of life living in a foreign country, but over the years there's been all kinds of themes here.
The advice about promoting a books says your blog shouldn't be about writing (unless that's your audience) but should be about life, and you, or themes in your book and other things you enjoy. It's for people to get to know the author and also themes from the stories.
So my nattering on about writing isn't the ideal. I'm sure I'll continue to put an update in here now and then, but it's also a good writing challenge to make me get off the writing theme and write on other subjects. The thing is I'm not sure what else interests me that would get people jazzed about reading my blog.
I like weird news bits like one piece of a Florida 90 year old who shot her neighbor. She thought they were an item, but he was 50 and had no idea. In my opinion, Florida has some of the weirdest news bits and that's why my Work In Progress (WIP) is set in Florida. Lots of potential for funny bits.
I'm intrigued by crime stories too. That's kinda weird to blog about all the time.
Other things I like:
• reading (oops doe that just go back to writing, though?
• Spain (where I'm living now)
My book that is in editing now and will be the first to appear on Kindle and other ereaders hopefully near you next year is set in Africa. There's some weird news stories out there involving wild animals and parks in Africa too. I suppose if I connected to those we could start "buzzing" about the book - Killed in Kruger. I say "we" because it will take all of us to start a buzz.
I'm open to input here, if anyone has suggestions. I gotta get jazzy!