I am pleased to announce a new member of the Buttercup blogging family, Coffee Light and Mysteries (Mostly) Noir. Coffee Light was born, after months of thought, on Saturday, and after some further hours of layout and template tweaking I am very happy to share it in Buttercupland. I love to read mysteries, and though I write about books here I wanted to have more flexibility in writing about some of the titles I especially enjoy. Some of my mystery choices were a little too dark for writing about in Buttercupland and I realized it was time to branch out. For Facebook fans, Coffee Light has its own page and I am planning to share links there to mystery fiction and authors, as well as posts.
When I started Buttercupland, I didn't give it a great deal of thought. My first post had no comments and four page views. I had no expectations and just meandered through Blogland. If I'd given blogging a lot of thought I don't think I would have started. I would have been waiting to find the perfect title, background and I would have agonized over the first post.
I came close to overthinking Coffee Light. I first thought of this in May after BookExpo America, but I thought I needed professional design to launch it. After I decided to start simply I wrote and rewrote all three paragraphs of the first post, again and again and again. Somewhere in the midst of my rewrites I realized that I wanted the post to be good, but I wasn't writing "War and Peace," and the only way to start was to start. And so, a blog was born.
Buttercup is here to stay and I am optimistic I can balance both blogs. I plan to be here three times a week, with the usual mix of pictures of New York, thoughts on (my) life in New York and books I'm reading. I hope to post on Coffee Light three times a month and do longer posts. My goal is to write about books I enjoy and hope fans of mystery fiction will enjoy, too.
Please follow the link over to the Coffee Light blog. When I last updated the template there were no followers and you can be the first follower. I'll be linking to Facebook and Twitter, too. I'm looking forward to writing about some of my favorite books and sharing my thoughts. Whether you like your coffee light or prefer tea, I hope there will be something for everyone who likes a mystery.
As ever, thanks so much for visiting and keep warm, cozy and safe in these snowy and slushy days.