One More Thing

I don’t know what to think about trying to blog all alone. I love to guest blog and I’m part of the Authors of Main Street, but out here all by myself? Oh, no! Put on a brave face, smile and walk onto the empty stage because right now, it’s like walking into a big auditorium and saying welcome to an empty room.

So welcome everyone.

My wonderful dear friend, Joan Reeves, swears I need to do it. Maybe it’s cathartic?  Think of it as a big tweet a few times a week.  Why would anyone want to know about my life? Does anyone care?  I live a pretty boring one.

To say I border on recluse, would be wrong. Everyone who works at Starbucks knows me and I have a drinking buddy. She writes Christian literature under a pen name.  We get together for coffee several times a week and chat about our stories, plot, and plan.  She likes to go to bed with the chickens and I’m just getting going at that hour.  It’s not unusual for us to talk in the morning when  I’m getting ready to call it quits and she’s getting up.

I have a local writer’s group that I attend twice a month and we have a little thing we do on Thursdays nights at a small cafe to inspire people to write called Writers Write.  I usually only manage to write twenty-five words, but everyone else goes home happy.

But most of the time I’m here in front of my computer, pounding away on a story, revising, editing, or doing all the required things that an author must do.  My writing is serious to me.  I’ve never had writer’s block. The wheels keep turning even if they aren’t turning with what I want or need to write.

With electronic publishing, it’s faster than ever to take a finished book and get it to the readers hands. Unfortunately, readers seem to think we should be able to write a new book each month.  Let me start by telling you that I am the slowest typist you ever saw.  You could teach  a monkey to type faster than I do.  Even a novella takes me a few months from start to finish. So in-between putting out full-length books, I do try to slide out a novella. Otherwise you’d have a very long wait between books.

I have several projects going at the moment and I’ll try to keep everyone posted on what is happening.  This is a little longer than a big tweet so I’ll call it quits for today. I’ve got writing to do and I just made another pot of coffee to help me along. Maybe I’ll even figure out how to make this blog look pretty.

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16 Responses to One More Thing

  1. Wonderful first post. Welcome to the world of blogging.

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  2. You could try the speech-to-text software. I dictated a paragraph yesterday (1st time using it) that took me 30mins…LOL
    Supposedly, once you get used to talking a story aloud, it is 3x faster than normal typing 🙂

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  3. Tara says:

    Nice set up, E. Wanted to leave a comment so you wouldn’t feel so lonely!

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    Oh, I have friends filling this room! Thank you all for being here.

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  5. woolfcindy says:

    You did good! I knew you were a night owl, figured you have insomnia like I do.

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  6. E. Ayers says:

    Just a night owl.
    🙂

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  7. Great start! Congrats!

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  8. Carol says:

    Great post, E! I think there are several night owls in here, including me. 🙂 Congrats on the blog.

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  9. Kaye Spencer says:

    Raising hand>>> another night owl here. I embraced my insomnia years ago, and I abuse it with wanton disregard to it’s well-being. 😉

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  10. meleigh53 says:

    So many of the writers I know are night owls. I think part of it is due to the lack of interruptions during the night–no phones, no deliveries, nobody wanting to convert you to their brand of religion. Just the writer and the story.

    Nice blog! Keep up the good work.

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  11. Welcome to the blogosphere. Now you

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  12. E. Ayers says:

    Thanks, Meleigh and Linda. Yes. It’s much quieter at night. Just me and my story, I like that.

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  13. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is
    really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

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  14. Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option?
    There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any recommendations? Bless you!

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    • E. Ayers says:

      WordPress and Blogger and the two big ones. I like WordPress, it seems to be easier to use.Blogger allows for more adult content. Free is good and it’s a great way to start. Everyone has to do what they are comfortable doing. There is no right or wrong way to reach out to your readers.

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