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Aug 29, 2010

Upcoming Bloggery

Damn, I guess I should stop complaining in my blog about my family.... It appears that I have family members reading this blog. Please disregard all that stuff I told you about my sisters.


Me? Complain about my family? That would never happen.


I've started school again, so in all likelihood, I won't be able to blog daily. Unless you're all reeeeeeeally dying to hear about postmodern literary criticism, which I doubt. You might get some anyway, if I just can't help myself, but I will try to spare you.

Nonetheless, I would like to keep up regular blogging, say, once a week. And I had so much fun interviewing Michelle about Cinders, I've decided to do more reviews. I won't have time for a lot, one a week at most, but what I would like to do is especially highlight indie books and small presses. Because there are a lot of awesome small presses and indie books out there. Also, I'm going to invite more guest bloggers.

In September, I'm going to feature Chalet Publishers and a couple of their books, starting with Fins. Fins is about mermaids. Did I ever mention that I was once a mermaid? I had every attribute you would expect of a mermaid -- shell bra, shiny tail, long green hair, and fliers for a seafood restaurant. This was the first time my future husband saw me, and.... well, I'll tell the rest of the story when I review Fins. ;)

In October, I will feature Rhemalda Press. J.S. Chancellor will be a guest blogger to discuss her upcoming fantasy epic, which I haven't read yet, but sounds awesome.

For November, maybe I can convince Mercury Retrograde’s Barbara Friend Ish to come over and chat about her press and her book, and slow publishing and what that means, and other cool stuff. (I haven't asked her yet, just thinkin' out loud here, so no promises yet.) I'm looking forward to reading Secrets of the Sands by Leona Wisoker and The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara herself, and... um, wow, all the books in their line-up sound good.

And of course, I won't ignore indie authors. I'm reading Zoe Winter's paranormal romance Blood Lust right now, and really enjoying it, so I hope to put up a review of that. There are a few other self-published books I have sitting next to me waiting to be read, so maybe I will do a whole month of indies.

I can see that the big problem with my bloggery plan is going to be not enough time to read all the books I want to. I apologize in advance.

Right now, I'm not going to plan anything explicit for December, because I expect to be especially busy. I have a tendency to overcommit myself and then go crazy. I'm trying to be realistic about what I can deliver. But if this works out, it should be a lot of fun!

If you're interested in guest blogging, email me.

P.S. Brandon Sanderson, I never said you have to be with a small or indie press. If you really want to guest post on my blog, I will struggle to find space for you. ;)


Draugr Dasher said...

You complain about us? Your darling, ever-loving little sisters? We're never even around to pester and annoy you!

Your blogging plans sound really interesting, btw. Looking forward to reading them. :)

Anonymous said...

Tara, you crack me up! It would be my pleasure to fill your bandwidth with my ramblings. You have touched on my topics of greatest geekery, about which I can talk for hours. :)

If you'll email me your snail address, I'll send you a copy of Secrets of the Sands--and ARCs of The Shadow of the Sun and Guardians of the Desert, the sequel to Leona's first book.

Thanks for thinking of us! I am looking forward to chatting with you.

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Unknown said...

So, wait--what DID you say about us?

Tara Maya said...

@ Barbara! Thanks! I'll be in touch.

@ Lisa and "mystery commenter." BWAHAHAHAAHA!

Unknown said...

"Mystery commenter"???? WHAT?! You know perfectly well who I am T!

And what sort of response is "Bwahahaha"? What did you say?

Also-- Lisa deleted the comment I posted and reposted it without the part that said "she looked for stuff and couldn't find anything"

Draugr Dasher said...

That's because I only looked at tags and you ignored me when I said as much!

@Tara ...It's because of comments like these that you didn't tell us about your blog, isn't it? ;__;

Michelle D. Argyle said...

I remember when you disappeared for about 9 months and I was really worried. Now I'll know you're just sitting in postmodern literary classes. Please, do share. I miss school.

I'd love to guest blog, but since you already interviewed me I'm not sure if you want more of me on here. :)

Tara Maya said...

@ Lisa and L: 'Course I knew who you are. And "BWHAHAHAHA" means of course I didn't say anything about you in my blog, but my Machiavellian plan to get you to talk to me worked. See the desperate measures a sister has to take? *shakes head sadly*

Feel free to squabble in the comments section of my blog as much as you like. Mi bloga es su bloga.

@ Michelle. Yeah, grad school is a bitch. Also, I was cheating on this blog with another blog. A grad school blog. *hangs head in shame*

I'd be delighted to have you as a guest blogger. Come talk about your latest novellas, or writing in general or your adorable daughter or whatever you like. Just, for the love of furballs, do NOT MENTION IN PUBLIC IF YOU DON'T LIKE CATS. They have spies everywhere!!!! ;)

Tara Maya said...

Oh, Lisa and L! The invitation to guest blog is also open to you. Come talk about your art, your job hunt, your writing, fan fic, manga, whatever. Give me some drawings to post. If you don't have the energy or inspiration to blog full time, guest posting is a fun and easy alternative.

Jai Joshi said...

Eek! I bet it was an interesting experience for the fly on the wall when you're family members informed you that they read this blog.

Have fun in school and keep blogging. I like your idea of once a week so that you have more time for your studies and other obligations.


Tara Maya said...

Thanks, Jai. I wasn't too freaked, because anytime I write on the internet, anywhere, I assume it will be read by (a) my mother, (b) the CIA and (c) my future agent.

That prevents me from saying about 95% of what pops into my head, and believe me, that's actually a good thing.

Tara Maya said...

Oh, and (d) cats. That doesn't knock out anything I would want to say. I, for one, welcome our cat overlords.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Fantastic. :)

Just let me know when. I can blog about something weird from Monarch, like using termites as mosquito repellent. It'll fascinate the socks of ya.

Anonymous said...

Tara, I would also be delighted to offer myself up as guest blogger, if that interests you at all. Give me a topic and I'll talk 'til you shut me up... ;p