Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog revamp

Now that I'm between releases and am therefore marginally less busy, I decided it was time to revamp my blog. It's been my goal since I started to post 3-4 times/week, but that hasn't always happened. Part of the problem is I'll decide I'm going to blog MWF, but then have no idea what to say on the day.

So I decided I needed a blog plan. A set of themes, if you will. So, starting this weekend, my blog schedule will be as follows:

Writing Weekends: On Saturday or Sunday, I will post about writing and the writer's life. This could be anything from craft issues to writers conferences to which writing advice books I like to what I'm doing to make my home writing office even more awesome.

Favorites Mondays: On Monday I'll talk about a favorite story from any medium--mostly books, but also movies, TV shows, maybe even a fanfic or two.

Research Wednesdays: What it sounds like. I'll describe some interesting fact I've stumbled upon in my research or point you toward helpful online sources.

Friday Finds: This is when I'll talk about something neat I've read, watched, or otherwise consumed recently. Probably 90% of the time this will be a book recommendation, but it'll also be a place I can talk about a new TV show, store, recipe, etc., if I feel so inclined.

The keyword her is finds. Please don't beg me to include your book, because I want this to be, "Things Susanna genuinely loved and recommends to people of similar tastes," rather than, "Things Susanna felt obliged to feature because she shares an RWA chapter/publisher/etc. with the author."

But if you are interested in promo...

...I'm opening my blog for guest posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Not necessarily every Tuesday and Thursday, but as there's interest. So, if you fit into one or more of the following categories:

1) Historical romance author (particularly if you tend toward the research geeky end of the spectrum)

2) Fantasy author (I love to read fantasy and hope to be published in that genre too eventually)

3) E-book author

4) Napoleonic Wars research geek (or really any kind of military history)

5) Regency research geek

...and you'd like to be a guest here, please drop me a line at susannamfraser AT gmail DOT com, and we'll set something up.


  1. Great idea! My blog hasn't been updated in forever.

    You've given me some great ideas, and I'll be back to see what you have to say!

  2. Terrific ideas! I'm thinking of things to do with my blog, too 0-- even though don't have time. But who does?