Did you do your homework? Are you prepared with a favorite song? One that will surely live on through the ages? Oh, is that not what I asked for? Well, you have a few minutes before you have to share, so if you’re not prepared you have time to scramble. Last week we talked about Immortal movies and since it’s the holidays most of you named holiday themed movies. That was great! Here is a wonderful countdown of the top twenty-five Christmas movies. I think you’ll enjoy it.
As far as great reads go, lay them on me. There are a lot of wonderful bloggers in our midst that talk about and review books regularly. Be sure to follow them. Check out Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural Fiction, Fabio Bueno’s YAmondAY, or Story Addict to start. Now before I can break into song there’s business to attend to, immortal business.
I spent hours trolling the internet this week, Google and YouTube being a couple of my favorite stops when looking for the immortal topic that sings to me. It’s how I’ve happened upon some of the most amazing gems. Gems such as archeological treasures that have been hidden or buried for centuries, or how I found the truth behind some of our more hidden myths regarding immortals such as the Sidhe.
But like many of the subjects we cover, it is time for Immortal Monday to become a thing of the past. You may consider this my New Year’s Resolution, but it’s time for me to prioritize and devote my time accordingly. Since I’m currently finding it difficult to keep up with the blog comments, and my editing and writing just aren’t happening as much as they should, it makes sense to let go of the most time-consuming post I have running. For too long now I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and that hasn’t really worked out. Going forward, the hope is I will find more time to socialize on other blogs and read all the great articles and posts out there.
I may bring back IM in another form at some point in 2013, but for now this is Immortal Monday’s farewell. So raise your glasses and toast all the great things that will come from this. I don’t regret taking on Immortal Monday. I learned a lot of fabulous things, met some great people and had a ton of fun. But serious blogging of this nature becomes a second job. When it takes away from the writing and starts to affect your health, it’s time to make a change.
There are a lot of social media coaches out there that will say you must blog frequently and with high quality content to make a name for yourself. Maybe that’s so, depending on what publisher you’re hoping to sign with, or which indie route you’re planning on taking. But I’ve also met successful authors, both traditional and indie that don’t blog and they’ll tell you that what you need most is to write a damn good book. Well, you know what? That’s what I’ve been trying to do. And somewhere along the line I got distracted. Now I’m turning my focus back to what matters.
You’ll still catch me posting short fiction pieces with Friday Fictioneers and whenever I have something to say. You’re more likely to see this blog take on a more readers appeal. Stories vs. high concept. I hope that you will stay with me through this journey.
Now that that’s been said, it’s time to ring in the holiday spirit and share our songs. I thought we all would enjoy something fun and upbeat. I feel like dancing, how about you? Have you sent Santa your Christmas list yet?
Regardless of how you like to celebrate the holidays, these songs were picked especially for you.