A couple of years ago, I published a book. It was terrifying, especially in a niche genre as an independent. But then I was told I needed to take even more risks and talk about myself in public. I couldn’t just let my work speak for itself because that just isn’t how you sell books today.
For a while, I blogged about myself and my opinions on the world. But it always felt a little unrelated to what I was trying to sell. After all, since I wrote fiction, it felt difficult to talk about the real world and the fictional world in the same breath.
Over time I’ve realized you can’t separate the book from the author. My view, my experiences, and my opinions will always shape the world that I’ve created. I can limit and control that, but I can’t erase it.
So maybe it’s time I started talking about myself again. Continue reading Church and State