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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nobody Asked Me... Pantsing and Armor!

So here we are, another Sunday.  So glad you all could join me.  As I sit here, typing, I'm thinking "Holy Shit, I have no clue what I'm going to type about!" This is often how it is for me, when I'm writing up anything.  I'm very much a pantser when it comes to blogging.  I have a very loose schedule when it comes down to it.  Sure, the tours and stuff are there, but when it comes to anything else - I do it when I have time.  And this is working for me.  Last year I was scheduling one or two posts every single day.  And you know what happened?

Yep.  That happened.  If you google the words "Blogger Burnout"  you will get a bazillion different posts about how to battle it, how to get your mojo back, blogging ideas. Seriously - ideas wasn't my problem.  I just was tired of it.  And it showed.  

So now, I do what I want, when I want.  I'm getting to read more books that I actually want to read (and therefore LOVE), rather than ones I signed up for on tours because I felt like I had to fill space.  

But I'm still curious!!!!!

What do you guys like to see in blogs?  Do you come for the reviews, interviews, guest posts, editorials?  What is it?  How is it that some blogs out there have more followers and comments than I could count, while others are just nearly invisible?  Yes, we know, comment back, do this do that.  I dunno.  Sometimes I think it's just a stroke of luck. 

As for ye old Fictional Candy, I think my blog appeals to a smaller set of people.  I like to read dark stuff, whether it's romance, urban fantasy, or horror.  I think you can tell just from my header image that when you come to Fictional Candy, your time isn't going to be filled with hearts and roses...well, unless some sexy ass serial killer put them there.  

I'm ok with that. I've met some amazing people doing this.  Authors, bloggers, publicists, readers.  This book world on the internet is CRAZY big, and there is still room for more.  

And it occurs to me, that with my mindless rambling, it seems I wrote something after all. 

But hey, if you aren't a pantser, check out this November event, hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup.  It's the Blog Ahead event.  It sounds wicked awesome, and way more than I could ever do!!

Holidays to Celebrate This Week!!!

Today, November 9, 2014 World Freedom DayCelebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 10, 2014Sesame Street DaySunny days, sweeping the clouds away....

Friday, November 14, 2014Pickle DayThe Best Thing To Happen To Cucumbers Since... well, ever. 

So what is the item for this week?  What is the item you NEED to HAVE in the APOCALYPSE???

Drumroll, por favor...

Let's go with.... CAT ARMOR!!!

That's right.  Protect your friend.  

And don't forget man's best friend.


  1. I had much the same problem, except last year at this time I was doing 3-5 posts a day, mostly blurbs and promos and with that much I had no time to read. Now, I limit myself to 1 post a day. I try to limit myself to 2 Book Tour posts a week, unless there is something that I just really want to read or help promote. My reading list is loosely based on when books are schedule to come out, if they are ARCs, but otherwise, I post them when on my time. My blog is mainly reviews, I am not big on editorial ones, simply because that isn't my style. Are there days I don't post anything? Yep. You bet. And I have given myself permission to not feel guilty. It has made my blogging experience a happier one.

  2. Oh yeah, that is a ton!!! You know, when I started skipping days - even just weekends- I felt weird lol. But my whole book experience was coming down to writing code! So glad I'm not the only one who has had to fight this from time to time :-)

  3. O. M. G. I want that pet armor!!

    Yeah, I got the burn out too a year or ago, and now I'm way more laid back when it comes to posting stuff. I just wasn't enjoying wasting time putting posts together for tours and stuff.

  4. It is pretty cool armor, isn't it :)

    And you know, your blogging style is a big inspiration to mine! Just sayin :)

  5. I am reading what I want at the moment too. I schedule a few things from tours, but only choose books I WANT to read. I am feeling more relaxed about it too. Great ramble post!! lol

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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