On Neglect

I've been neglecting this blog lately in case you haven't noticed (and if you haven't noticed, then I have bigger problems). The reason? Well, lately I just haven't found much to blog about, which is odd, because there is always something to blog about. Like just the other week, I did a guest post for Joe Konrath about The Serial Killer's Wife hitting the USA TODAY bestseller list, and I didn't even bother posting a link here. Why? Well, because I posted links on Twitter and Facebook and called it a day, that's why. There was a time when I would try to update this blog on a near-daily basis, if not at least a few times a week, to keep the content fresh. Now, for some reason, I'm beginning to question whether or not any of it's a priority. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I never want to blog again, but what I am saying is that when I blog it should be with something worthwhile and not just fluff (I don't even remember the last time I did a rant). Looking back through the blog, I of course post about new books or published short stories or other stuff like that, and of course there have been the podcasts, which I'm not even sure if people listen to, and there have been times when I was more vocal about changes in the publishing industry or other shenanigans, but besides that? Fluff. Now, I don't mind fluff if you don't mind fluff, but I don't really know what it is you want. I guess, ultmiately, this is my blog, so I can do whatever I want, and if ignoring it is what I want, that should be fine too.

But, in the end, this is the central hub for everything that is me. I spend most of my time goofing around on Twitter, so if you ever want to see if I'm alive, that's the place to check. Facebook, not so much. Google + ... man, I keep forgetting Google + exists.

I'm not one to believe the less I blog or tweet or Facebook, the less sales I make. That's always been a silly assumption by a lot of writers. Maybe if I had over 100,000 followers on Twitter, that would be different, who knows. Ultimately, when it comes to self-promotion, I figure the more content available, the better. So that's what I've been doing. A week or two back I finished a new novel. This is a standalone thriller set in the universe of Man of Wax, but it's not part of the trilogy. If anything, it's a "prequel of sorts" to the trilogy, and if all goes well, that should be out later this summer. The day after I finished that novel, I started on a new novel, this one that takes place in the universe of No Shelter. Yes, that's right, it's a Holly Lin book but not a Holly Lin book ... sorry to be vague, but I want to make it a surprise. Also, I just approved The Calling and Spooky Nook for audiobook and those should go live in the next couple of weeks.

So that's what's been happening with me. There's good reason I've been neglecting this blog. I've been staying busy. But that doesn't mean I won't start updating it more regularly if you people want content. So tell me -- what do you like about this blog, dislike, hate, love, whatever? Let me know in the comments. Thanks.