At Kitt Peak, where I work, the 4-meter telescope is getting a new coat of paint. Also, I now have my first wave of galleys for The Astronomer’s Crypt. My editor has made a few new changes—some for the better, some I’m revising further. In all, it’s a time for renovation and renewal.
In the spirit of renovation, renewal, and hoping to make things better, I’ve been thinking about my blogs. In case you don’t know, I have two of them. On Saturday, I blog at davidleesummers.wordpress.com about steampunk, science fiction and writing. I’ve been blogging here on Mondays about horror, vampires, and writing. The lines between the topics often blur, partly because horror and vampires sneak into my steampunk from time to time, while science fiction sneaks into my horror, and so forth.
It seems to me that having two blogs is splitting my energies and my audience. Now, I’m the first to admit that not everyone who likes my steampunk will also like my vampires. Not everyone who dreams of traveling to the planet Sufiro wants to imagine the horrible nightmares I have in store in The Astronomer’s Crypt. Despite that, the lessons I learn from writing and my observations likely have a common audience.
So, my plan is to try an experiment. Starting next week, all my blog posts will be posted at davidleesummers.wordpress.com. I’ll continue on my current schedule with more steampunk and science fiction on Saturdays and more horror and paranormal fiction on Mondays.
Thanks to all those who have followed this site since I started it in 2009. If you don’t already, I encourage you to come over to my other site and follow me there, so you won’t miss a thing. Of course, another way to keep up on all my latest news is to subscribe to my newsletter. I haven’t been sending updates as often as I’d like simply because I’ve been working on several projects all at once. Not only am I working on The Astronomer’s Crypt, but I’m working on two science fiction anthologies and some new short fiction, all of which I’ll be sharing about as it comes out both on the blog and in the newsletter.
These are exciting times! Thanks for joining me on this journey!
I can definitely see why you need to consolidate resources, and it sounds like you’ve made a good decision. (I follow both your blogs, so it won’t change much for me.)
Thanks! Both for following the blogs and supporting the decision. It was a bit tough. After having this blog for seven years, I’m kind of fond of it. 🙂
I guess I’d say to keep it going, even on an irregular basis. That way, nobody can take davidleesummers.com and turn it into a porn site, or something awful like that.
Well, dlsummers.wordpress.com is run from the same account as davidleesummers.wordpress.com so really no worries there. I don’t plan to abandon this site altogether since there’s quite a bit of (hopefully) useful stuff archived here. But yes, I can always do a quick update post now and then when there’s something important that deserves wider distribution As it turns out, davidleesummers.com points to my main website, so again, no worries there. Thanks!
I’ll be sure to watch there for your posts.
Thank you! Basically, this puts all of my posts on one site, hopefully making it easier for people to find.