I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging front lately. Partially because life was annoying me and I didn’t need to share that negativity. But partially because I think I’m at the point with my writing where it’s time to just “do.” As in, stop reading more blogs, stop reading more forums, and just sit down and write and write some more.
When I started this writing thing I did a bunch of that. I just started writing. And then I realized there were things I didn’t know yet: How do I format my stories? (Not what I would’ve thought.) How do you punctuate dialogue? (I was doing it wrong.) Can I use contractions? (Yes.)
So I kept reading and researching and writing as well. But now I’m back at a state where I really need to just sit down and work on the actual production side of things. I still have 50+ article links that I haven’t shared yet, so I’m sure I’ll pop back in to share those. But I suspect my blogging will drop off drastically over the next few months.
I know that’ll probably harm my number of hits and won’t get me any new followers and will probably lose me a few. But, at the end of the day, I want to write stories not blogs. Not that I don’t enjoy doing this blog. Just that it isn’t my ultimate goal. And I’m not going to make blog entries just to make a blog entry.
So, there you have it. A little less focus here, a little more elsewhere.
And, in that spirit, one of those links I haven’t yet shared: Are You Ready for the Pain of Publishing? by Ed Cyzewski (as featured on Rachelle Gardner’s blog). A little taste:
“While every author has a slightly different publishing experience, there will be plenty of pain.”