Saturday, February 23, 2008

Just Starting Out

Many of my writer friends encouraged me to start a blog. Obviously the purpose is to promote my work and thus facilitate books sales. However, I suspect there's more to it than that. As I read other blogs, I realize that people have interesting points of view and often have very good ideas about a number of things. So here I am, writing my first post and thinking about communication. A broad topic, I admit.

For blogs, it's all about content and I realize I will say more and the readers will get more here than in most 30-second sound bites on broadcast news. It is obvious, however, that the audience here is infinitely smaller and therefore, I have little impact. Still, if my musings strike a chord so both writer and reader enjoy the exchange, we will have accomplished a level of communication. And if we both have cups of coffee in front of us, so much the better.

I love to write. I also love to eat. To buy groceries (there's a topic), I work full time. My postings will appear only weekly or unless there is something about which I feel compelled to expound. In addition, I know my fans want me working on the next Kyle Shannon mystery and I do not want to disappoint them.

So, here we are, a brief start to test the waters. Welcome and I'll communicate with you soon.