Blog sites

I currently have one website and two blog accounts, and I’m trying to decide whether that’s just overkill or I’m covering all bases.

I suppose the problem is, if I post on one blog, I then have to go to the other and either duplicate or think of something else to say…shouldn’t be too harder for a writer…right?

Comments would be welcomed. What do other people do?

Thanks
Mel

One step at a time

All writers, regardless of their need to experiment, will return to a genre they feel sits best within their particular skill set. For me, that’s science fiction, especially the supernatural variety. I wrote and published a novel entitled the Conduit and it wasn’t until I had finished this particular story that I realised I wanted to explore one of the characters further. James Pearson will always be a favourite of mine, so finishing the second in what will no doubt become a series was an achievement. The new tale is also dedicated to a good friend of mine, so it has added value from a personal viewpoint. Mixed Messages is not quite ready for publication, even though I have started on the bones of a third novel, loosely titled Benjamin. I am still working on James’ second tale, and will continue to do so until I get it right.

At the same time, and here is where I go wrong, I got the bug for thriller writing. I tried it out with a novel I am currently looking to publish, entitled Sins of the Father. This book follows a team of professionals whose main role is security. The company, Morgan and Fairchild, has a team of eight – all of whom I am very attached to. Sins of the Father follows Brad Morgan’s case (a synopsis of which I will add to a new post).

I am trying to concentrate on one novel at a time, though it is difficult as all the characters are in my head and looking for a chance to get out. One thing I can do is deal with them one at a time within my posts – well except for this one, which I’m sure is getting pretty confusing by now!

I will explore Sins of the Father in my next addition to this daily blog, so that you get to know the delightful Brad Morgan, who has actually waited patiently for his story to be told.

That’s it for now.
Until next time.
Mel

Writing Exercises

Try as I might, I can’t get used to the whole blogging era. I’ve tweeted, a little – tried a variety of other social networking sites but can’t seem to drum up the motivation to follow through. I’m an undisciplined writer. I don’t have a set time, I write whenever the desire takes hold – even if it’s at two in the morning and that little voice won’t let up.

Having said that, I can see what a positive effect it has on my work when I add a little structure. People have been telling me to write a blog for years. So this is me, trying to ‘get with the programme’ and add a little discipline.

My first aim is to write something on a daily basis; the majority of which will be linked to my writing. I may post samples, and am open to debates. It will take a little getting used to, but as this is my first task I will give it a few weeks.

Thanks for reading.

Mel