Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Busy Season

How do you write during the busy season? I blogged nine times last December (yep, this blog is over a year old) and I'm not sure how I did it. This year it's all I can do to get to work on time, prepare for the gift-giving holidays and family commitments, and pick up a Christmas tree. Meanwhile I'm working on posts for blogs not my own. One about movies that I started back in late summer. The other will be my first post for a super secret, not-yet-live group blog that I'm helping start (more on that later). Meanwhile, I can't help but check the website of the lit mag for which I have a story coming out in this month (more on that later as well).

My intention with this blog is to come up with informative, entertaining posts, as many as I can a month. My problem with this is that I end up spending hours on a post. Adding links, adding photos, forgetting to edit and censor the writing. Writing to be concise becomes folly. Still, this blog has given me the opportunity to do different types of writing that I would not have otherwise written. Book reviews, posts about buying books, about movies, interviews. I want to do more interviews, I have a list of post topics that I continue to add to, I have a book I just finished reading and want to review.

Question: what do you want to see when you visit a blog? What holds your interest? What do you like about Unreliable Narrator? What would you like to see more of? Remember, requests are welcome.

Have a great busy season. And hopefully we'll see more of each other next year.


Cynthia Sherrick said...

I love the variety of subjects you choose to write about and post. Your beautiful photos always enhance whatever you're writing about. :)

Keep on sharing, and I look forward to the unveiling of your secret blog project.

Dell Smith said...

Hey Cyn. Thanks for reading. It's comments like yours that make me want to keep writing and posting!

I will definitely be leaking more info about the super secret blog project. Coming in the new year.

Liz's Mom said...

I love your book and film reviews, all the photos which are always interesting and surprising.

I enjoy your honest, amusing and gently snarky essays about the difficulties of writing and publishing.

Dell Smith said...

Thanks LM. Another book review in the works, and hopefully a few more posts before years-end. Stay tuned!

haviland Smith said...

Love your voice, Dell, and your unique view on books, movies and music. Keep doing what you're doing!! I look forward to what you have to say in 2010!

Dell Smith said...

Hi Haviland Smith. Thanks for reading, and I'll try to give you more of what you look for in a blog.