Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some reflection

So Liz Schulte wrote an amazing blog on platforms and it got me think. I know a lot of you see my page, but many of you actually READ it? And if you do read it, does my endless bitching about word counts, lack of productivity and real life intrusions interest and/or entertain? Or am I rambling away here just to hear myself speak?

I try to strive for balance, to let you in on the "real" me. Since I DO use a pen name, it makes it easy, since i speak of myself as a third party, or a second personality. But the fact is I am always Donna, and I'm always Elizabeth. I see the world around me differently than most people do. Where I don't see a story, I see a painting, photo or other artwork. The sound most people don't notice is locked away for later use. Every sense is processed for whether or not it is something I can use or not. But the question is where do you draw the line?

I am an infrequent poster, I know. And as my book gets closer to publication (it's less than a month, eep) I'm trying to be more conscious and aware, maintaining what I started. Because maybe it slipped a little in the last few months but I genuinely care about all of my followers. I read all your blogs, I just don't comment. I love hearing what's going on in your lives. But it's time for me to put my time where my mouth is and let you all know I'm still here. I will comment, I will converse, I will be there if you need me. Not because I want you to rush out and buy my book (which would be awesome) but because that is important to me. I've always felt the most important thing I can do in life is help others. And maybe, just maybe, the world will be there to help me when I need it.

What does this all mean for me? I haven't a clue really. But I know the kind of personality I want to be and this isn't it. No more excuses, Nut up or shut up. :D So here I go.

PS be on the look out over the next month as I build up to the release of Natural Selection August 12. Hopefully there will be some fun ones in there.


  1. Thank you Sharp! The balance is hard to find, as is the time to post frequently. I think I am going to approach the whole thing like I would any friendship. You sort of get from it what you put into it, but you also have to maintain your day job (which in this case is writing.)

  2. I need to work on commenting more, too, and not just reading.

    I can't wait for your big release! :)

  3. I read enough to notice that you wrote your first two sentences too quickly. :-)

    Honestly, I appreciate that you and the other 4 Corners Crew aren't super-regular posters. It makes it easier to follow along. And I do enjoy your posts when they appear.

  4. Yeah, I'm the first to admit my typing leaves something to be desired.

    And thank you, I strive for a balance of frequent enough to keep readers from wandering off and not so frequent everyone thinks Oh her again...