Friday, January 25, 2013

The weekend writer's / compulsive reader's plan

I have been mulling over a change in direction with my blog for a while now. (Anyone notice for the past month or so my blog's title has been Delusions at High Altitude, instead of Writing at High Altitude?)  (what's the difference? you ask. Ah, the irony)

(Apologies to readers who read this post already when it was posted by accident on Tuesday)

I want to branch out from a focus on writing-related topics. Three years ago I started reading a lot of YA and MG books, because that's what I write. Then I started reviewing them on Goodreads (I'm up to 171 reviews). I don't want to become a 100% book blogger, but I want to share more of my bookish delights here.

So here's the skinny. My new blogging plan:

Every Tuesday I will post something related to my compulsive reading tendencies  (ha ha I am a Compulsive OverReader). It might be a book review. Or a top ten list of some sort (characters, books, settings, pop culture).

Or nerdy things to do to pass time until the new Star Trek movie comes out.

Or Gandalf-comes-to-life and is sighted at several odd locations in Wyoming.

Crazy things my kids get away with while I'm reading.

Pretty much sky's the limit.

On Fridays, at least twice a month but maybe more, I will continue to have writing-related posts. At the moment, I'm calling these the "The Weekend Writer" because the week days belong to my job and family but the weekend (at least large chunks of it) is when I hunker down in a corner with my laptop and an electric cattle prod to use on any distractions that wander too close to my writing zone.

Electric cattle prod and small children... probably not a legal combination. (But the kids don't need to know it's not charged, right?)

5 comments:

  1. My blog is a mix of writing, reading and family life. Anything goes really but it's my blog and I like it that way.

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  2. Haha! I like the cattle prod idea. :) I know I haven't been blogging as much lately. I don't know if it's because I have nothing left to say (doubtful) or if I am just too busy with writing projects or if I'm just bored with the blogworld overall. Maybe it's a mixture of all three. Yeah. Let's go with that. =D

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  3. Yay! I can't wait to hear more from the bookish world of Margo :) My reading list is shivering with anticipation.

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  4. You have wonderful reviews. I see them on Goodreads. They are so well thought and must take a lot of time. I think that's a wonderful idea for your blog.

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  5. I think that's a great plan! I've loved all your reviews on Goodreads. They are so helpful in helping me pick out reads. You are my favorite friend on Goodreads because of it! Have a lovely Sunday, my "delusion" friend. :o)

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