Friday, July 1, 2011

Look -- another blog!


What is it they say – every minute someone creates a new blog that no one will ever read? Well, my minute is today at 4:20 p.m.

It took me a long time to decide to start blogging. The subhead above pretty much explains why. I love reading novels. I don't enjoy reading biographies of novelists. For the most part, I don't think writers are nearly as interesting as the books they write.

On the other hand, as I learned from places like Verla Kay's Blue Boards, I do like having writers for friends. Even online friends. Even the kinds of friends I only know by their avatars. I don't need to know about their troubled childhoods, or what they had for breakfast, but there's a more casual level of intimacy I really enjoy. That's what I'm hoping to have here.

Plus, I need somewhere to tell you about all the giveaways I'll have. Don't you love free stuff?

I'll talk about writing, natch. Publishing, both traditional and self-publishing. (I play on both teams.) Topics relating to my books – which, since I write fantasy, historical, romance, crime/suspense and a few other genres, can mean just about anything. And words. Words. Golly, how I love words...

In the next post, I'll introduce you to Laura L. Sullivan (that's me!), LuLu Sullivan (that's me, too!) and Sullivan Lee (me again!)

After that – free books!!

Oh, and please follow me. I really need a few followers to boost my self-esteem. I know, “followers” sounds like conformist minions to me, too, but all it really means is that you’ll find out about my new books and giveaways before anyone else. If I could change it to buddies or cohorts, I would.

XO
Laura


7 comments:

Laurel said...

I never get to be the first person to comment anywhere, so this is cool. I really like the retro feel of third person omniscient, so I'm glad to find this site. Good luck with the blog.

Catherine A. Winn said...

Welcome to the blogging world! Glad to follow you and already know I'm going to like your blog.

Laura L. Sullivan said...

Whoo-hoo Laurel! Very first comment on my very first post! You need a prize! How about my undying gratitude? With a big bow on top? Thanks so much!

Laura L. Sullivan said...

Thanks Catherine! I hope I don't disappoint!

Laura L. Sullivan said...

This is an experiment because silly Blogger won't let me comment with my Google account. Will this comment work? We'll see...

Tonya House said...

Pseudonyms are great for many reasons... For starters, you can be "you", yet someone else at the same time! :) As for me, the nicknames I had as a kid were "Shorty", "Little Bit", "French Fry". It doesn't take a genius to figure out why, lol, but not exactly catchy as pseudonyms. In the end, I chose pseudonyms I gave myself as a child. "Huh?", you ask. The answer is simple. My real childhood was, in a sense, dull. I had great parents and a brother. I was never neglected and my parents never fought. It was picture perfect... and BORING! ;) So, as a child with a vivid imagination, my favorite pastime was in creating an alternate me with a little excitement. There is nothing like a little drama a step-father and several younger siblings in an imaginary family. Or to be a twin! It was great! And clearly a sign that I was destined to become a writer.
Good luck with blogging Laura! :)

michelle said...

lol, i have mine changed to "stalkers" instead of "followers" :D