Okay, this has been coming for a while, but I'm going to slightly be shifting the content on my blog (and in some cases already have).
I'll still going to be doing weekly interviews and guest blogs from other authors. I think this is a great way to help out both authors and readers.
In addition, starting next week, I'm going to try and be efficient and combine two of my writing-relating activities together: blogging and research.
So, starting next week, I'm starting three new weekly features. On Mondays, I'll be talking about different magical systems. I'm a very non-magical person and don't believe in any magic (except the magic of compound interest), but in the course of writing various fantasy and paranormal stories I've become fascinated by the varied types of magical beliefs and systems that people have thought up. I intend to focus both on historical magical systems and those that have only appeared in the pages of novels. I intend to call this 'Magical Mondays'. What can I say, I like alliteration.
On Thursdays, I will be sharing tidbits about Georgian and Regency England (Mr. Beard's Regency Tour). On Sundays, I will be sharing tidbits about Heian Japan as part of my "The Age of Tranquility and Peace" (a rough literal translation of Heian jidai, not necessarily an objective statement about the entire period).
These entries will usually be modest in size, but I hope to communicate at least some small bit of useful information in them.
I'll no longer be participating in SFFS or SSS due to time constraints, though I'll still be trying to stop by many of the blogs I routinely visit to comment, but it will probably take me the entire week to make it through those.
I hope, if you're interested in any of those topics, you'll stop by.