There are things I’m doing…and things I’m not doing.
I’m here to kick ass and chew bubble gum and I’m fresh out of bubble gum.
Wait, that’s not what I meant at all by the title of this blog. Sheesh. One of these days I’ll figure out what I’m doing here.
One thing I’d like to make very clear for followers of this blog…I’m not here to dispense writerly advice. I’m not creating a writers group. I’m not going to hand out atta-boys. I’m not a cheerleader. I won’t review your book or guide you on the best way to find new readers. This blog won’t tell you how to write or how to edit. It certainly won’t provide you with guidance on how to be successful.
What I will do around here is tell you what I’m doing with my writing. This blog and the videos are a chronicle of my journey. You will get to peek behind the curtain of what I’m doing along the way as I write and publish. You’ll get to see me succeed and/or fail in real-time. For those that stumble across the blog some time in the future, you’ll get to explore my path and see what was going on inside my head and why I made the choices I made.
I will, at times, ramble about my family, my childhood, my vacations, dreams I’ve had, you know, basic life stuff.
To be honest, I’ll also explain my thought process for what I’m doing. Why I do what I do, I feel, is almost as important as what I’m doing. I’ve read a lot of writing books with some great advice…but it’s all vague and generalized. Not all of it, but a good deal of it. I’m not talking about the art of writing itself. There’s lots of great advice out there. I’m talking about advice on how to get your books into readers hands. There’s no silver bullet. That, for a struggling writer, is the most frustrating things to run into.
I’ll tell you this, don’t believe the myth of a writer putting out a book and BAM! Famous millionaire. The Mrs. and I were watching a Hallmark movie the other day and the writer was your stereotypical writer who’d written a couple of books and was mega famous, even a household name.
I’ve learned over the years to hold my tongue when watching a movie like that and need to keep in mind that many are in love with the idea of writing and not the work it takes to be a writer.
Anyway, I’m getting side tracked. I guess I’ll cut this one short tonight as I went VERY long last night.
Oh, speaking of last night. After I wrote that mammoth blog post, I wrote 2000 words in GRPC3. Tonight I’ll be going for 2000 words in Jack Kane 3 as Might got a chapter back to me. I’m excited to read what he sent over and to keep the story moving forward.
Until Next Time!