I think, therefore I blog...or something like that.
My blog VOICE and my writing VOICE are very different. I sometimes get too intellectual when I blog, just as I may end up too colloquial when I'm writing. That's partly because I edit the dickens out of my books, but not the blogs.
But mainly it's because I get to be myself when I blog, and I have to be someone else, the viewpoint character, when I write. I channel someone I have created, someone that can't be me, because the stories I write are not my stories, they belong to the reader. But the blog is all me.
So maybe that's the real reason I blog, so I can leave pieces of me behind. What goes down depends on where I am in life at the time I write, I don't run and grab the character sketch, I AM the character sketch. Before I sit down I don't know what I'm going to write. After I get up, I'm sometimes amazed by what I said, and how much of myself I end up revealing.
So, open the box, check out some of the chocolate choices in a few of my prior posts for Romancing the Genres, and tell me tell me if you like what you see.
And if you blog too, let me know, I'd love to come visit some time.