Historically, when I post snippets of my writing (unless it’s poetry), I never get a comment, even if there’s 13 comments on the previous and following posts. My excerpts create some kind of blog vortex. It makes me scratch my head, but I’ve always written it off as “No news is good news, right?” Well, maybe not. I’m three-for-three now and am finding this phenomenon quite interesting– What does it mean?
Could it mean my fiction’s not engaging? Maybe it’s not interesting enough to hold people’s interests to the end, which means I’ve got a lot of learning left to do.
Or could it mean the people who come visit here are simply more interested in my life than in what I write? (Which is fine; after all, I am a genre writer.)
Perhaps it’s that people aren’t sure how to respond, exactly. They know that some people are oversensitive about things like this, so it can be hard to approach tactfully.
Or could it just be that my writing’s so bad that nobody has the heart to tell me? If that’s the case, lay on the hurt. I can take it.