Writing vs. Blogging

Writing novels, I mean. E-publishing wunderkind Amanda Hocking tweeted recently that she tweets more when her novel writing is going well. For me, it's just the opposite. My online writing of all sorts (Twitter, Facebook, my blog) fades steadily into the back of my mind when I'm engaged with a book. It's tough, because in this era novelists are expected to be tireless circus barkers for their own books, and authorial silence is viewed with suspicion, dismay, or disdain. I'll take my cue from the Book of Ecclesiastes and assert that to everything, including self-promotion, there is a season. A time to write and a time to write about writing. And for me, now is a time to complete my third novel, especially with my book tour for Trespasser looming on the horizon.