I’ve been reading that your website (as an author) should be geared toward your reader. I don’t have readers, I am unpublished. When (if) I do, believe me, there will be a front page with a ginormous pic of my cover. But, getting far ahead of myself, I have nothing to offer a reader. I’m figuring it out as I go, but I can’t imagine a way to make this site for readers.
I had two reasons for creating this site. One was to document my journey in becoming a writer. It’s my passion, writing, and I love talking (or writing) about it. I realize there’s a lot of whiny posts on this site, particularly early on, but I sort of had to slip into writing about writing, like getting into a pool that’s not quite warm enough.
The second reason was that… it’s writing. It’s not fiction, but writing is writing. I mean, if you want to be an Olympic swimmer, sure you need to go to the pool every day, but taking a dip in the pond by your house can’t be a bad thing, right? It’s practice, it’s developing my voice, it’s developing my ability to structure my ideas and present them. It’s directed journaling online.
So, I guess what I’m wondering is if I ever finish that synopsis and send it out, and an agent sees my website on my query letter, and takes a peek… does this blog make me look bad?
No answers on this front. But I’ve probably got time to figure it out.