A lot of writers blog about the process of writing, but I’ve just never spent a lot of time writing about it myself. I love writing, I really do. I’m a storyteller at heart, there are always stories and characters building in my head and fighting to make their way out. And I do have some degree of process, or have learned from experiences and others’ experiences some degrees of process. And yet, I just never write much about it.
I feel odd about it sometimes. So many other writers spend gobs of time and blog posts dedicated to the art of writing. Giving a glimpse into themselves at the same time. Not to mention the mountains of Tweets on the subject (On Writing: In 140 Characters or Less).
Talking about writing
Oh, I love talking about writing. Well, namely my own. But I think that’s true of most authors. We could spend forever talking about our stuff. I could spend hours going on and on about my writing, but to talk about writing itself, I’d probably be done in 30 minutes.
And partly, I think that’s the answer. I’m more interested in the stories and characters in my head, than I am the process of how I vomited them out of brain, ears, and then into words.
I’m gonna try to take some time to talk about writing. It’s a new blog, though old, and it’s almost a new year so I feel mildly like setting goals. Any resources I have, that I feel others could use, I’ll be sure to include download links of templates and such. Templates are good.
But at the end of the day, I fear, I won’t have much to add. Sometimes, my method is, well, for lack of a better term… madness.