Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blogging and Shifting

I needed to write two blog posts in one day yesterday.

First, of course, is this one, my weekly Killer Hobbies offering, which I always try to write a day in advance.

I’m also delighted to be blogging next week on the Harlequin Paranormal Blog, since my upcoming Harlequin Nocturne, ALASKAN WOLF, is a December release. I was asked to submit my blog early to give the folks in charge time to review, edit and post.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written more than one blog post at a time. Nor will it be my last. But I’ve been asked now and then--including on a delightful Sisters in Crime panel last weekend about Sassy Sleuths--how I keep my sanity while shifting from one genre to another, possibly at the same time.

Okay, I wasn’t really quizzed about my sanity, only about how I do it. This week was a good example. I’m under a deadline for submitting a proposal about an upcoming sexy paranormal romance in my miniseries about Alpha Force, a covert military unit of shapeshifters, to Harlequin Nocturne. I also was under a deadline to proofread the typeset pages for BEAGLEMANIA, the first in my new Pet Rescue Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime.

So these two blogs? I suppose I could have done something similar here to the one for the Harlequin Paranormal Blog, but that didn’t entirely make sense to me. Instead, I’m blogging about blogging here, and about ALASKAN WOLF and Alaska there. That’s another type of shifting genres within minutes of one another, but I guess that’s the way my mind works. Which is probably a good thing.

I do intend to attempt a blog tour soon, since BEAGLEMANIA is the first in my new spinoff series and it’ll be available in March. Will I write more than one post in one day? Possibly. Will I also be writing in more than one genre at the same time? I hope so!

Do you blog? At more than one site? Have you ever taken a blog tour? What do you think of blogging?


Dru said...

Since I'm introverted, blogging has given me more friends that I hope to meet one day and I use my own personal blog to stay in touch and to remind me that my life is not as boring as I think.

I also post a monthly blogs on the books that I've read for the Cozy Chicks.

I love blogging because it opens up the world for me

Linda O. Johnston said...

I agree that blogging can be a great way to reach out to people we don't know and would like to, Dru. Thanks for visiting us on Killer Hobbies and commenting!

Betty Hechtman said...

I blog once a month on Killercharacters, writing as one of my characters. It has worked out that I've had to write two blogs either on the same day or within a day or so.

To me blogging is like writing a column as I did in my college newspaper.

I love the title Beaglemania. So, what exactly is a blog tour?

Linda O. Johnston said...

A blog tour is being a guest blogger on several sites within a relatively short time period, Betty. I admire your versatility in blogging and agree it's sort of like writing a newspaper column. And I love Beaglemania, too!