|Back in my cave|
Objectively, I'm making progress in writing posts for the A to Z challenge -- I've got thirteen now -- but that's not half-way yet.
Here's a quick run-down of posts you'll be seeing here during April (as of March 21st):
- 4 posts on world-building
- 2 interviews with my characters
- 2 posts on writing in general
- 1 personal post
- 4 reference book reviews
So this is a filler post while I try to re-group my focus and get organized. I need to write something for Science in My Fiction, too...
Roni Loren's recent post hit close to home for me, so I've been going through a convulsion of what the hell am I doing? and it's not like anybody cares anyways. Of her list of five things, I'll cop to doing #1 (blogging only about writing). I don't think I'm guilty of #5 (constant self-promotion) -- what would I promote?
#4 (not weighing in on controversies) is something I hadn't thought much about because I don't spend much time formulating opinions about controversial things. Somebody got shot? Something blew up? Can I still buy porn on Smashwords? (I can't remember the last time I paid $ for porn, honestly.) I've got a sword-fight to choreograph, can I get back to you?
I don't think I'm guilty of #3 (too many theme days or memes) either, because I don't find out about theme days until everyone else is doing them. And I don't do that many memes.
Which leaves #2(niche blogging)... well, this is a writing blog and I guess I further niche myself in world-building. I did need something to talk about.
Maybe I'm hiding behind a wall. It's true that I don't think I'm interesting enough to blather about personal stuff -- I hate sounding like a broken record, and I often feel like I've spent my 15-year marriage being a broken record so why the hell would I want to do more of it in a blog? I'm writing to get away from all that crap. To pretend that people can do things and make a difference, somewhere.
Which of Roni's five points apply to your blog?