I am well aware how much I’ve slowed down on this blog. Pitiful really. But there is a reason… With my contracts, I now have to consider my publisher’s preferred timing to market upcoming books which is usually 1-3 months before and 1-3 months after (or more).
In the past, I’ve blogged about whatever it is I’m working on at that exact moment, while the experience is fresh and topics are top of mind. But I’m finding that I can’t do that now that I’m waiting to market the books until closer to release. Keep in mind, some of these books I’m finishing 1 and even 2 years before they release. So that means whatever I was focused on while writing them has definitely left my head.
This is a good problem to have, so believe me, I’m grateful. 🙂
The question is, how do I address the issue. I’ve tried keeping lists of topics I *would* have written about at the time. But when I go back to them, the content is no longer fresh for me. So that’s not working. I’ve tried just posting about what I’m able to post about when it’s fresh, but that’s resulting in fewer posts, so that’s not working either.
So…here’s what I’m going to try to do. I’m going to write the blog posts at the time that they are fresh in my head, but leave them in drafts to publish when I’m allowed. That way, they’re already done and relevant, and I don’t forget stuff. Eventually, that should give me content to be posting regularly (I hope). It probably means that, for the next month or so (or until July when my next book releases as Kadie Scott), my posts will still be pretty sparse. But, I figure the problem gets solved eventually, so that’s okay.
Hey authors in the same predicament…what do you do?
I enjoy your posts whenever you post them and whatever they are about. In my humble opinion as a reader, write what you need to write when you need to write it. I love your books and am so happy for you on your success.
Thanks Pansy! 🙂 It’s a balancing act, that’s for sure. But I enjoy blogging. I often go back to see what I was working on years ago, and it’s neat to see how things have changed (and some haven’t lol). xoxo