Or, why the hell would I want to throw my voice into writing advice blog circuit.
Really, why the hell would I?
That’s why I avoided blogging for so long. I have a very limited range of interests, and they are very similar if not exactly the same as every other writing blog that exists out there. As an unpublished and still novice writer, what do I have to add that’s of any use?
Honestly, that is one of my big pet peeves of so many writing blogs, which is the novices passing on bad advice. Especially publishing and business advice. I will not be doing that.
Except for this one piece of advice: Do not take outdated or bad business advice from unpublished writers, or even published writers who don’t take an active hand in shaping their business success, but who instead leave it to their agent. Go read the blog posts at kriswrites.com under the Business Musings sections if you want writerly business advice.
So what will I be doing here?
I will be your correspondent, observing and editorializing from the sidelines about my writing journey. I think chronicling the ups and downs, especially the downs, can be an important narrative for new writers to become familiar with. It’s so easy to get down and disappointed with yourself and your writing when it is not meeting some level of success that you hope for. Any level of success. Just a little bit of recognition. Someone please just publish one my short stories here.
Excuse me, let me get back on track. So what advice can I give? Well, first not let’s say advice. Let’s say perspective. I can give perspective as someone who started as a fanfiction writer. As someone who paid a pretty penny to get an undergraduate in creative writing. As someone who now works as a librarian. As a working, aspiring writer who can finish a short story but has some real struggles with finishing novel drafts.
And honestly? I’m also here blogging for myself. Getting these writerly words out, vented, and maybe find some people commiserate with, could be a real relief. So, welcome to my therapy journal???
Insights from the life of an aspiring, struggling writer; a passionate reader, and a working librarian.
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