To All the Blogs I’ve Never Loved Before


I’m a bad mother.  I’ve orphaned more blogs than I can remember the passwords to.  A trail of broken words, one post here, another post deleted.

This has got to stop.

My husband, Cadillac, doesn’t understand blogging.  Facebook, with its stalkerish “XXX is now commenting on So & So’s page” freaks him out.  “Why do people need to know about this stuff?” he asks.

Well, they don’t.  But I like telling them.  I’m a writer, and writing frees all the niggling little tummy aches that otherwise rear up in the middle of the night.

Besides, ever since people found out I sold a book, people have been popping out of nowhere to ask how I did it.  Instead of answering every email, I figured it’d be easier to put it here.  I’m going to write down the type of things about the business of writing that I was Googling a year ago.

So read, or not. But as long as you’ve read to the end of this post, you might as well stay.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

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