This is more of a traditional “blog post” as opposed to an article or piece of creative writing. My main purpose of this post is to outline some things going on for me with my writing, and just to break up the routine a little bit.
So, first and foremost, I am writing an extended length piece of writing at the moment. I went to a great conference over the weekend where I got to see Nick Earls speaking about his series on novellas – what I’m writing will probably be around that length.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and, while I’ve finished the first draft of another extended writing idea, I’ve moved straight onto a second project. This is mostly what I’m like when I’m at the “peak” of my writing – I usually have two projects going at once: one that needs editing, one that needs creating in the first place.
I’ve both missed and feared this part of my writing journey. The last time I was writing, I was studying and could handle staying up all night writing between studying. With my job in education, there’s a little more demand on me and my energy levels are noticeably more diminished by the end of the day compared to when I was at university. However, as daunting as it may at first be, I’m just glad to be back.
What this means for you as the reader is basically that I won’t be posting short stories as routinely, though I definitely will still be posting them.
Secondly, I’ve submitted one of my short stories to a more public forum which I will hopefully be able to share with you soon! This is really exciting for me because it’s another one of the scary steps towards sharing my writing with people. I’ve always been pretty scared to share my writing publicly. Step one was starting this website, step two is submitting my work to other forums, and I suppose step three will eventually be seeking publication, or some yet to be gleaned facet of writing.
Anyway, last but certainly not least, I want to take this opportunity to thank anyone who reads my work, gives me feedback on it, or just follows me. Being a writer is something I’ve always wanted to be, but it’s pretty hard to be that without an audience. So thank you.