I could really name any number of people on this post instead of author Joe Hill (son of mega-bestselling author Stephen King) but one of the reasons I chose Joe Hill at this point was because of a recent interview he gave on Wired.com's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Joe gave a gracious, insightful interview, and I was amazed at how humble he was. I was impressed. Joe spoke for over an hour, so click on this link and listen.
Back to the issue at hand, if I met Joe Hill at a party, one of the things I would ask is about his newest book release. Why? Because I knew he had one just recently launched.
A few weeks ago, I was at a large family event and there was family from as far away as Seattle. Some were relatives I never met, and there were a few aunts and uncles I hadn't seen for a few years--I will note that one such cousin who I hoped would be attending but was unable to has a successful blog called Inside the Oldwolf Workshop. He does woodwork unplugged, meaning without power and using hand tools. His work is amazing, so you should definitely check out his blog.
Anyway, if I met this cousin Derek, I'd ask him about his latest projects. Why? Because I follow his blog regularly. Not just once every six months. I read every single blog post, so I know what projects he's working on.
Here's what I heard from a few relatives at this gathering: "Oh, I just love your blog. I read it."
Great! But there's just one thing missing . . . not one single person mentioned my latest published book Guest of Honor. Not one.
I'm fine they don't read it on a regular basis. Frankly, this blog isn't for them. It's for writers, fans of mine, and basically anyone who wants to be successful. I don't take offense at it. I just found it odd.
Amazon link to novelette "Guest of Honor"
Kobo link to "Guest of Honor"