It does us good to think about why we make our decisions. This is important for any job, including being a writer. Time to contemplate my reasons.
Baking and writing both begin from nothing and result in a hopefully finished product. Both are often the result of chocolate. At least they are in my house.
If I could visit my newbie blogging self, I’d have a lot to say. I’ve never claimed to be a blogging guru. Make of this what you will.
Now I’m becoming an old git, I’m focusing more on what I’ve learnt but also what’s to come. What follows are the things I’ve learnt in the past year. Happy birthday to me.
A short story probably sounds easy to write. Because it’s short we love and fear it. Jump on the short story rollercoaster. It’s a short and bumpy ride.
We’re in the lurgy/infection/fevers season. I’ve been nursing a bout of badness and sharing tips for writing when ill. I am the snotty, fatigued gift that keeps on giving. Note: I’m not a doctor. Don’t sue me.
Writing the second novel in a series is both exciting and scary. You learn a lot about yourself. Mainly what a doubting, weird, procrastinator you are. Brace yourselves for ‘second novel problems’.
I am rubbish sometimes at recognising my progress. I am more likely to list all my failures. Who better to teach you all about how to acknowledge your own progress? Yes, I know. Let’s call it therapy.