Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Announcing my new blog

I wasn't going to start my new blog just yet, but last night I had some good ideas for initial posts (while I was trying to go to sleep, of course). I jotted them down and wrote them up this morning (even though they aren't all dated today).

So, I'd like to announce my new blog, Lorelei's Lovers, and explain the purpose.

Lorelei's Lovers is a novel idea that I've had for some time. I've outlined, wrote a little bit here and there, immediately scratched everything I wrote, and decided to write it when 1) I have more fiction experience and 2) I have more time.

Well, over the last few months I've come to two realizations: 1) I am stalling and 2) I'll never have time unless I make it.

Specifically, I read a couple of books that all said the same thing: you have to publish your ideas when they are hot. Since Lorelei's Lovers is kind of a twist on a chick lit-style novel, I figured I'd better hurry up and write it. Also, after participating in NaNoWriMo last November and writing a novel in a month, I think I've refreshed my fiction muscles. After all, that's all I wrote in high school, and writing is like riding a bike -- you always come back to it.

So, although I've been planning on starting on Lorelei's Lovers for some time now, I'm hoping that starting (and announcing) the blog will force me to start on the novel. The purpose of the companion blog is to generate interest and, hopefully, to have a solid following by the time I finish the novel. (I got the idea for a book marketing blog from Richard Hoy of BookLocker.com.) I have a big project I'm working on for a client right now, but I'm anticipating to start working on the novel in 3-4 weeks.

The companion blog is entirely fiction, and entirely Lorelei's. In other words, "I," Katharine, am not going to talk at all -- I'm going to let Lorelei do all that. Don't think of it as a preview of the novel, though, but a companion to it. You'll see what I mean when I finish the novel.

I hope you'll check out the Lorelei's Lovers blog and let me know what you think!


Kathy@TheFlawlessWord said...

Hi Katharine, nice to see you flexing your fiction muscles! On a side note, I thought you might find it interesting that the ad that's currently running on this blog is for GoFreelance. LOL

Katharine Swan said...

Thanks for your comment. GoFreelance.com's ads are supposed to be blocked on my blog, so apparently I need to check into that again. Interestingly, right now I'm not seeing any of my sidebar ads. Weird.


Popular Posts