By W. S. Gager
Starting on Nov. 26, I am participating in the Murder We Write Blog Tour hosted by Anne K. Albert, who does a terrific job. Last year was my first one ever. It is a great experience and can be a lot of work and can be stressful until the posts are done. Fellow OTP author Marilyn Meredith invited me last year. That isn’t what I want to talk about though.
For the blog tour, I did a really controversial post that will appear Dec. 6 on Earl Staggs blog. He wanted a piece on the future of bookstores, paper books and internet bookstores. With all the chatter about Amazon removing reviews and tags, it hit me that when an entity gets really big, it becomes powerful, maybe too powerful. Then my imagination took off.
I explore that but now that it is done and ready to roll on Dec. 6, I’m nervous. If Amazon doesn’t like it will my books disappear from its annals? Is Big Brother from 1984 by George Orwell come to fruition but was he off by 28 years? It remains to be seen what comes from it. I usually don’t do controversial. I save that for Sunny and her tell all exposés, but, just maybe, she is rubbing off just a bit.
Is there such a thing as blog remorse? Have you ever published a blog that got a lot of attention that you didn’t intend? Or wish you hadn’t said anything?
PS: A Case of Volatile Deeds, the fourth in the Mitch Malone Mystery Series, comes out in February. Stay tuned for more updates.