I actually had a serious blog at one point, I updated it three times then got bored with it. It was really just me offering vague attempts at writing advice, even clumsier than the stuff you see here. I got half way through the second entry before I realised what an incredibly douchey idea that was. At it's best it was really patronising. Nobody wants to read writing advice from an author they've never heard of.
Hopefully I'll stick with this one a little longer. But I can't guarantee that it won't be just as patronising and egotistical.
Plus, now that I have my own space here, I get a place to dump the stories that nobody else wants to read. At the moment, that seems to be pretty much all my stories. But I'm only just starting to let anonymous people read my stuff. I'm getting better at submitting stories though, I just had one rejected this week and I barely cried at all!
Seriously though; it's all part of the process, I think. Rejection seems to be 90% of what writing is about. The rest is a mix of perseverance, heavy drinking, ego stroking and revenge fantasies.
I'm actually trying really hard to not make terrible jokes, it's like trying to will a phantom limb to stop itching. I can't help it! New writings -- be they stories, novels or even little blog entries like this one always make me really nervous. When I get nervous, I blurt out a load of stupidity.
Well, this wasn't so bad, was it? I think I could get the hang of this.
I just have to make it through three and a half blog entries and I'll have beaten my world record!