To say my attention to this blog has been weak is a massive understatement, and I apologize at my complete lack of material here.
I could blame–truthfully–the fact that I’ve actually been writing like crazy lately, and it has been the entirety of my focus for the last few weeks–and will be, for the foreseeable future. And that while pseudo-knowledgeable writing advice is a bit of a hobby, writing fiction with intent to publish is my ultimate goal… so I can’t really abandon the latter for the former. On top of everything, I simply haven’t been thinking about writing in the abstract as much since I’ve been focused pretty heavily on the immediate and specific; and because I don’t like to blog about my projects in detail, that means I don’t have too much to say that I haven’t already said.
You have to be able to write badly; you have to trust in revision; and so on, and so on. I have written a number of posts on these topics already.
The truth is that this website will be much more important if (when!) I somehow manage to be published… and while I would love to build a readership before that, I don’t have the engaging personal style or accomplished experience to deserve that.
That being said, I am not going to stop posting altogether; I will not abandon this blog, or whoever stumbles across it and blesses me with their readership, however temporary. I truly appreciate each and every page view, and I don’t want to let this blog fall away to nothing until some magical future moment when I get to share my writing in full. At the same time, I only want to post quality material and not bog this blog down in repetitive, vague advice that I’ve already written.
So it will be whatever comes to me, whatever I feel like sharing, and I will try to keep to every Friday but I won’t promise it. If you’re stopping by randomly, please give my archives a glance–everything should be tagged and categorized accordingly, though I know there’s a lot there, and not a lot of diamonds in the rough. 🙂
But check out the media category for stuff on politics, feminism, pop culture, and… the romance genre? Or the worldbuilding category for fun charts! (Because who doesn’t love a good chart!)
And I will still be here. Appreciating every one of you… 😀