Thursday, February 10, 2011

Changes are A'Coming

The Authorial Mom blog is undergoing some changes, and I think you'll like them.

I'm going to be teaming up with a few other moms who are authors. Andrea Dickinson and Laurel Levy will be joining the Authorial ranks, posting once or twice a month (assuming no one is on deadline and no children have the stomach flu, of course).

In addition, we're going to start having guest bloggers, other moms who are authors who want to talk about getting their books published while managing family life. If you'd like to set up an interview or guest blog, just email me!

Why am I teaming up with other Authorial Moms? There are a couple of good reasons. First off, I have less time to devote to my random musings. As a Harlequin Desire author now, I'm going to have real deadlines. Plus, I'm reviewing novels for Romance Novel News. And my son is, shall we say, an energetic kindergardener who requires lots of monitoring.

But beyond that, the fact is that I'm essentially a boring person. Really. I do the same things all the time. I walk the dogs, make The Kid do homework and pick up toys, sit at my desk and write down imaginary conversations. I'm not a jet-setting, scandal-producing, drama queen. My name will never make a CNN Entertainment Headline, and that's okay with me. Sixty percent of the blogs I've written over the last few years could be recycled this year without anyone noticing the difference. (Look! My flowers are blooming! We ate turkey for Thanksgiving! I had a birthday! Christmas came again!) I like the comfort and familiarity of predictable routines, but frankly, they don't make for exciting blogs.

So I'm going to open this up by bringing on two women whom I've become close Authorial friends with. I'll let Andrea and Laurel introduce themselves to you in the coming weeks. They are wonderful women and I couldn't make this Authorial journey without their love, support, and honest feedback.

So stay tuned for the new and improves Authorial Moms blog!


Mary D. said...

Sounds like a good plan! Can't wait to hear from all the new ladies.

Blythe Gifford said...

Wise decision - you've got lots on your plate. (But seriously. ALL working writers are boring. You're not special.)

Sarah M. Anderson said...

You're making me laugh--Is boring every truly special, Blythe?

lucylucia said...

Welcome to the new posters! I'm looking forward to hearing from them!

Genevieve Graham-Sawchyn said...

*leaps up, waving* I'm boring! I'm boring! And proud of it, dammit.