Saturday, June 2, 2012
Getting Bucked off the Blog
Yesterday, for the first time in over a month, I checked my book stats and reviews on Amazon. This used to be a weekly (okay, daily) obsession. Today, my books sales are so far in the back of my mind it's as if I never spent the last thirty years in the publishing business. I still answer a few emails from girls who "love Shadow Horse and Whirlwind and want a sequel" but as I reply with the usual cheery "great!", I am really thinking "I don't care if I ever write a sequel." I've been researching for a new book, but the content is Red Cross dogs in WWI--nothing to do with horses. So is it time for me to get bucked off the blog?
Lastly, yard sale-ing, thrifting, and junking have become verbs that have replaced trotting, jumping and showing as well as querying, writing, submitting and revising. I have dropped my professional affiliations for writing and although I have forty years experience writing and publishing, unless someone asks a specific question, I no longer talk about it.
So is it time for me to get bucked off a writing about horses blog? I need to know!