Let me hear you!

I started my blog in February 2008.  (Before it was here, it was over on LiveJournal at http://varkat.livejournal.com.)  This means that I’ve been blogging for about six years now.  In that time so much about the industry has changed that my earliest blogs sound like nostalgia for some bygone era when people still sent paper submissions and agents and editors developed chronic back pain lugging manuscripts back and forth to work.

Now I vlog for the YA Rebels; I blog monthly with Magical Words; and I do guest posts and interviews for various and sundry other sites on a regular basis.  I haven’t said all there is to say, because the industry is ever-evolving.  But sometimes it feels like that.  Because of my extensive client list and the fact that I’m a published writer myself, sometimes it seems that the only time/energy I have left for my blog is for good news and happy book birthdays.  (And the occasional guest blog from others or worldbuilding series, which you can find here, here and here.)

So, my question to you all is: are you still interested?  Are you still tuning in?  If so, do you have any suggestions for keeping things fresh?  Topics you’d like me to cover in the new year?

Your feedback will be invaluable for letting me know whether I should go on and in what manner.  So, I won’t exactly say, “Speak now or forever hold your peace,” but you get the idea.

Published by luciennediver

Author of books on myth, murder and mayhem, fangs and fashion.

9 thoughts on “Let me hear you!

  1. I’m fairly new to your blog, so I haven’t made it through all six years of posts… yet! : ) Maybe you’ve already covered this, please redirect me if so, but what about a post on marketing? What do agents expect from their writers once they’ve sealed a deal for them? Is there a set number of signings/events? Do you or the publisher arrange the signings, or is that an author’s responsibility? What kinds of social media do you believe are most beneficial for authors to build a platform? What other things do you recommend to your writers in order to generate book buzz before release day?


  2. Of course I’m still interested!! I’ve been reading your posts since LiveJournal–before you were an author 🙂 You seem to find great topics on your own. I am definitely interested in marketing and platform topics. Anything regarding writing is always good though. Even if the post is an inspiring quote from YOU. Short but sweet. If you don’t have much time. It’s always great to see your blog post in my inbox. And you GOTTA keep sharing your photographs too. So I say when things get too hectic, just post one of your lovely photographs with a short note.


      1. Thank you, M.J. I’ll continue for a bit anyway. I really don’t want to break tradition, and I’ve been blogging for so long I’m afraid I might go through withdrawal if I stop!


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