I had planned to keep this a secret, partly through laziness, partly because I have no idea where it's going: I'm using another blog for some fun with fiction. You see I've written a fun book called Mrs Palin Reads a Naughty Story and it's ready to be sold as a package. But hey, my agent has gone AWOL and the world is in financial meltdown, in case anyone didn't notice. And sitting around waiting for responses from publishers is never an option. It's paralysing. And so bad for the ego.
The book consists mainly of 26 arousing tales for a polite Merivale lady, Mrs Zoe Palin. Erotica with finger bowls, you might say. They are written, ostensibly, by one Viola Green. Ms Green is somewhat mysterious journalist and technical writer. I hardly know her myself. And she is now revealing her side of this unusual contract.
Of course, I'm still on topic here, because I'm exploring the way that web content can market a product (a book). But to be honest, I'm writing Viola's blog just for fun. Until now, I had told exactly two people the URL. I only started it about a week ago and only yesterday I put a link to the blog from my writing.co.nz web site. So I wasn't exactly soliciting readers.
Here's the surprise. Yesterday I googled "Mrs palin story" and found my blog at number 2, of around 3 million pages.
Too bad, it has disappeared again today. Maybe because I used a certain word. But let me see if I can whisk it back on to page one. Just for fun.