After a small time-out — waiting for beta readers to respond — I have finally determined what to do with this blog.
I’ll keep posting updates re’ My Weird Indy Publishing Project because no one else has ever done what I’m doing with a non-fiction book.
I’ve deleted all excerpts from BURNOUT — How a Desert Lizard Restored My Faith because it’s now perma-free. You can get it here.
I’ll decide after the Burnout to Bliss series is completed, hopefully before end of February, whether to do another blog or not.
I’ve enjoyed writing weekly posts, but the title of this one was only meant to be used for a year — from November 2011 until December 2012. There was a lot of hysteria about a computer event scheduled to occur by the end of that month. There was also a lot of chatter online about “the end of the world.” Fear-based stuff. This title was intended to poke fun at all that.
Blogging is good for writers because it forces us to show up with something about the same length on a regular basis. It’s having “someone to answer to” which is quite different from having your own goals.
And there’s the name thing… If you have a common name like me, finding one you can live comfortably with that isn’t already taken can be a serious challenge. Last time I looked “Pam Young” was used online by a rock star, a medical doctor, and a children’s author.
“Pam Young” happens to be the name I’ve lived with for 71 years.
[If you are a beginning writer, I would urge you to choose a name and nail it on Twitter, Facebook, and a blog — just in case you decide to use those as a social media platform somewhere along the way.]
I’m not so concerned about the fiction writing I have planned for 2018. I can just create a pen name for that, but I’ll lose any association that writing might have had with the books I’ve already published.
On the other hand, perhaps that’s a good thing! Starting fresh can be a great way to kick off a new adventure. I’ll let you know.
Meanwhile, SkatingThru2012 has been scrubbed of 6 years’ worth of articles and the “publish BURNOUT one chapter at a time” experiment (which failed, utterly). BURNOUT is now perma-free.
From now until late February 2018, this blog will be maintained solely for My Weird Indie Publishing Project and re-posting other writer’s stuff.
Till next time, please be kind to everyone you meet for we all have our hidden sorrows. ~Tzaddi