Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For week 41, the writing prompt is:
My Blogging Inspiration
This topic leaves me scratching my head, uncertain what is meant. But hey, it’s not a school essay assignment, so I’m just going to write about any darned thing that happens to inspire me to blog. I can think of three things off the top of my head.
#1 – My books
As in, ‘wanting to sell them.’ Social media are de rigueur for writers these days, which is the only reason I started a blog. Rather to my surprise, though, I enjoy the writing and especially the people I’ve met online.
#2 – My virtual cat
One of the main reasons I enjoy blogging is that every Sunday I turn the blog over to Effing Feline. His full name is Fart-Fueled Flying Feline, and he hosts my Weekend Writing Warrior bog hop posts.
Effing is my irascible, misanthropic alter ego — and he’s more popular than I am. Does that mean I should stop trying to be a nice guy? Anyway, here’s a sample of his work.
If you want to put your name out to a different audience and get to know more writers of all genres, here’s an open invitation to join the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop. All it takes is 8 to 10 sentences from a WIP or finished work.
#3 – My weekend
I’m currently in Burbank, California at the InD’Scribe conference for readers and writers. So far, it’s fun. There was a ‘medieval ball’ this evening, which basically meant wear any costume you like. I was disguised as an author of science fiction romance; I put a lot of thought into that costume.
This blog hop’s Alina Fields will be at the conference as well, selling books on Saturday. I’ll see if I can get a picture of the two of us together.
What about you?
What’s your inspiration for blogging? Check out the things that inspire other writers taking part in this blog hop.
The African Queen in Outer Space
Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, Escapee, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family (begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station). If you like The African Queen and the thrill of underdogs finding love while battling a hostile world, you’ll love Escapee.