Thursday, January 31, 2013

First Thoughts

Hello World Wide Web! Here I am. So this is blogging? I have read lots of blogs but never had one of my own. This will be a new and exciting experience. I decided to start my own as I have a book that is getting ready to be published called Unforgotten. I understand that a lot of authors do blogging. So I figured, Why not me? I'm an author now. I want what other authors have. I want the same toys and games the other kids have.

I have to admit that I have a few hesitations. For instance what do I write about? My book is fiction so I'm not claiming to be an expert to go on about a craft or skill. If it was a gardening book, it would only be natural that I blog about heirloom tomatoes or fragrant lilac blooming seasons. I would ask my kids but I'm not sure that admitting to anyone in my immediate circle that I have a blog is a good idea. It may get them to stop talking to me in fear of me writing about it to the entire world. My kids already hide from the camera in fear of Facebook photo uploads.

I also hesitate because I have a small problem with grammar. I am really bad at it. That's why I sent my book to an editor. He makes me look smarter than I really am. So, I have a secret hope that my old English teachers, from way back when, will only read my book and be proud that I was once a pupil of theirs and keep this blog my dirty little secret from them. If they only see this, I see heads wagging in shame.I do tend to be the queen of the run on sentence. I can go on and on and on and on and on ... :) Alright I digress.

Of course then I started to think. When was the last time I actually read the first post of a blog? I can't say that I ever have. So maybe it doesn't matter how poor my first post is. After all, I have only gotten as far as picking my template and choosing a font for my title. No one is subscribed as I am typing this. It will probably take a few posts to get this thing felt out and get a running theme going. Of course I could be pleasantly surprised and gets tons of followers on one post. It would be worth the regret that I didn't write a more brilliant and creative first post. On the up side, it can only get better from here.