Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?
I do wish to one day become an author myself, but that isn’t what drives me to post every day and read 4-5 books a week. I’m a huge fan of dark fiction and horror. It is severely under-represented in the market and on blogs. Most of the blogs I see like books that are YA with HEA. I don’t like guaranteed happily ever after endings. I don’t like books where romance is the only plot-line. I’m not one of those bloggers who becomes a super-fan of some book guy because he’s “hot”. I like books with a fast pace, lots of drama, flawed heroes, a couple gory deaths, and a bittersweet ending.
Maybe I’m being selfish with promoting the genres and books that I do. I write YA horror. I know that the only way to get better with my writing is to read YA horror – and it’s probably the most difficult genre to find in the bookstore (read: Anna Dressed in Blood is the only book). I would love to only cover this genre on my blog, but I simply can’t find the books. I hope that within the next few years that YA horror becomes more popular. Until then, if my blog can help find and promote the books that do exist (and I get a chance to read), I’m satisfied.
If you have any recommendations for this genre, I’ll be happy to check them out! If you have a blog, what do you hope to accomplish?