It's another bright beautiful day from this chair--- the sky is a gorgeous blue, the birds are chirping, the trees are resplendent in full-leafed regalia and there are currently no squirrels perched on the garbage can, turning the trash into a breakfast buffet.
I was chatting with a writer friend via IM last night, about the trend towards characters from romance novels blogging-- yanno, in first person. We both decided it made us uncomfortable to both read such a blog. Now, if this is something you've done personally, GREAT! Send me a link to your blog so I can see for myself how you've done it. But for me to write a blog from say, Coralie's (heroine in Cupid on a Mission)POV, I'm thinkin' it would read like it was me trying very hard to channel a character I wrote in 3rd person, through a first person point of view. Did that make any sense? GGG.
I do believe there is tremendous value in webbies devoted to specific novels or series of novels, I've done this myself, actually, twice, so far: the Blue Plate Special: Pops' Girls series I wrote with Shara Jones and Meg Allison, and The Pendant series, which I'm currently writing with Susan Atwood.
For the Pendant webbie, I have been contemplating doing character blogs and interviews. But I'm not sure how it would sound, how it would come across, or how readers would react.
So, what do ya'll think about characters blogging as themselves? Sound off, one, two... Sound off... three, four... Sound off... 1, 2, 3, 4! (Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)