Focus

It’s interesting to read a blog and see what the author focuses on. You can tell, for example, by reading my blog that I’m a people watcher. I also tend to rant a great deal about the awful, impolite, incorrect or annoying things that people do.  Or at least I find them awful, impolite, incorrect or annoying.  These are probably not healthy things for me to focus on. I probably ought to redirect that focus.

Some bloggers talk politics. Others talk writing or projects. Others still talk about family or business.  I guess I find this interesting because I always thought I could be like my favorite authors. That I would blog about writing and having coffee with my writer friends while we talked about writing. That I’d somehow end up with a collection of amusing anecdotes from these encounters.

Or perhaps I’d discuss craft or benign, non-controversial things like my favorite authors do.

That’s when I realized I’m nothing like any of my favorite authors. I seem to bring controversy no matter where I go. I’m too honest for my own good because I imagine things that annoy me as an author probably annoy other authors – they’re just too polite to say so.  I do tend to shine a bright light on the perils of the darker side of human behavior.

I often wonder if this insight is something that will be to my detriment as both an author and a blogger. I guess for some readers it probably is a huge turn off. But others have said they find it refreshing.

Yet there is a part of me that longs to be normal. And by normal I mean safe, milk-toast, benign and friendly like all of my favorite authors and their blogs.

 

About Steph

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at swordarkeereon@gmail.com

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