The other day Ava March and I were talking about posting on our blogs stories we were thinking of doing because often those stories don't materialize for a variety of reasons or don't get written as soon as we'd thought. Ava thought it was better not to mention the ideas we have running through our heads because of that exact thing. When it's posted it almost feels like a promise and if it doesn't happen we worry about disappointing readers.
The truth is this happens. I've done it myself. Whether mentioning a new story idea or saying I intend to write a sequel on a particular book there have been times when ideas or sequels have gotten dropped or postponed indefinitely. It's not intentional. Things happen. Books don't sell as well as you'd like or something else comes up that pushes it aside. This is an ever changing industry and that includes the authors.
So, I guess I'm wondering if when I get a new idea I should just not mention it or if I should continue to post about them. Sometimes, like with The Impersonator, I know I am writing it because I have a deadline. For instance I know I have to do my ghost story by June of 2011. But other stuff is open and changing all the time. I have ideas of what I want coming in 2011 of course.
Anyway, so if anyone cares to say whether they want me to shut up on ideas for what I intend/want to write or it's okay to continue babbling, feel free to state them.