Iâ€˜ve never seen a writer write a blog about what itâ€™s like during the process of writing.
Whatâ€™s the day-to-day like—really like?
Whatâ€™s it like when everything is flowing?
Whatâ€™s it like when you have to pull teeth to get a sentence on paper?
Not just talking about the craft of writing but the work of it. Thatâ€™s what I intend to do with this blog. Report on my work as I am doing it. Iâ€™m going to do this not just because Iâ€™ve never seen it. Iâ€™m going to write and publish this blog because I fully expect it will make me a better writer for the effort.
As Iâ€™m here at the edge of this final book in my trilogy project I have no real idea what will happen. Sure I have ideas and I, no doubt, will put many of them on these pages. But the depth of what will happen, thatâ€™s another story.
Iâ€™ll write about the good times and the bad times; when words fall into place and I sit back and read beautiful sentences; when I just donâ€™t hit a wall but merge with the wall so I feel like Iâ€™m inside of it and canâ€™t get out, forward or back. Is that â€œwriterâ€™s block?â€ I donâ€™t think so. I can always write my way out of jams. Itâ€™s more than that. It happens when I feel lost, when I donâ€™t have a feel for the story so I donâ€™t know what to do next. Am I procrastinating? Waiting for inspiration? What the hell is happening?
Anyway, thatâ€™s what this blog will be about for now.
I invite you to join me. I hope you will.