Hello everyone. A short ditty this week but an action packed few days. I’ve not only created http://morgensauthorinterviews.wordpress.com but have spend nine days solidly (I’m not kidding!) copying / pasting the 630+ interviews that originally appeared on this blog on to the new blog, plus some new ones. Take a look at http://morgensauthorinterviews.wordpress.com/list-of-interviews and you’ll see them all listed in order.
The reason for the new blog? Because I was booking interviews, at one a day, to the end of June and it was crazy (a 9-month backlog at the worst) and posting them all on here as full interviews (where I add in comments) was taking up so much of my time (along with everything else on this blog) that I was getting zilch of my own writing done. I’m a writer, I should be writing, right?
So, something had to be done. I emailed all the (100+) authors scheduled from March to June inclusive saying that I was sorry that I’d no longer be able to run the full interview (for free) on this blog but that I was whittling them down from daily to weekend mornings only and they could have one of those for a nominal fee (£10 / €12.50 / $15) or have a standard Q&A (although I have been adding some comments) much quicker (this / next month) for free.
Needless to say most have gone for the free option and I can’t say I blame them. We writers don’t have money to splash around do we? Besides running 100+ interviews via weekend mornings only would have been nice for my bank balance (which is feeling very sorry for itself right now) but would have made the situation worse.
So I’m now running three a day on the new blog, again linking to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Tumblr (then later mentioned on this blog which also links to these social networks) and the response has been great.
Best of all (for me) the light at the end of the tunnel has grown much brighter – I get back to my own writing in March instead of July. What could be better than that? 🙂
Next up is the continuation of my debut novel, The Serial Dater’s Shopping List. There’ll be links if you’ve missed the first three installments. I hope you enjoy it and, as always, I look forward to your comments.
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Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group
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