I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing and blogging. During the rehab course I’m currently taking part in, we’ve been discussing things that we used to do before we got sick, but no longer do (but would want to). My first thought was writing. Before I got sick I completed two manuscripts for novels, but that’s as far as it ever got. I also have plans for several more. I’d really love to get back into writing.
It’s difficult though. When you’re tired all the time. But I’d really want to get started on writing again. One thought I’m having is to start a second blog where I could post stories. They’re shorter than books, so maybe there would be less pressure. And even if no one would read them, it’d feel like I’m at least putting something out there, rather than letting them gather dust in a closet somewhere. (Or virtual closet, as it were, since I write on the PC.)
Just need to figure out a nice name for a blog like that though… It could be for posting the stories, but also a bit of writing about every day life and writing in itself.
Another thought I’ve been having about blogging, is to quit my World of Warcraft blog. While I still enjoy playing the game, I’m losing interest in raiding since it’s a bit more stressful than I feel I can easily deal with. Combined with lack of people and slow progress.. I just don’t feel like raiding is giving me any enjoyment these days. Which also means I don’t feel I have much to write about. How can I write a guide about how to play your class in WoW when I can’t even keep up with the current progress myself? So, that’s something I’m considering. Just closing up shop on that blog (and hopefully writing more stories instead!)
A final thought regarding writing and reading and all is something that popped into my head after I started reading THE BOSS. It’s a novel by Abigail Barnette, which she’s publishing a new chapter ever week on the web for free. It got me thinking about the “pay what you like” model, and wondering if it wouldn’t be cool if there was a site out there for authors to put their works. Sort of like Jenny is doing, but a site where it’s all in one place. Where readers can read the stories, and if they want – pay for them.