Day 28. 117 pages, 52,575 words.
Let’s start with the good news. Mr. dreameling just put me onto this YouTube channel where they talk about movies. I haven’t listened to much of it but they totally nailed Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
My thoughts exactly.
Bad news? I’m probably going to dial back the blog.
I will continue posting, at least my daily wordcount and deadline-march. But I am going to stop apologising for writing short, crappy throw-away posts and for not continuing my blog stories. I’m not going to keep on busting my front-butt trying to make each post a big, fancy, thought-provoking and entertaining event. Not that I succeeded at that too often anyway, but I’m still going to stop putting in the hours.
I will continue the blog stories, although whether I post them here or assemble them into a short story collection to add to the Amazon page, I’m not sure. I guess it remains to be seen. Yeah, I’m a sell-out.
Why stop? Well, because I started out on this blog post every day project as a way of kick-starting my book-writing. The idea was that I would assemble a bunch of blog posts that I could put into a book and just slap onto Amazon to see what happened, just to get something out there and begin building a reader-base.
Well, mission accomplished, motherfuckers. Except instead of making a book of blog entries, I wrote five actual novels. And a sixth is almost done. And I’m halfway through the seventh.
Right now, the blog is cutting into my book-writing time. It’s adding nothing to my momentum, and is providing a distraction instead of an incentive. The comments debates are great and I don’t want any of you thinking this was your fault – don’t ever change, you crazy diamonds. But there are only 24 hours in each day, and if I spend even 2 of those writing and commenting on the blog, that’s 2 less that I can spend getting the Trampsters to their next date with disaster. And disaster can be a bitch when she gets stood up.
So what’s the ugly news?
Next time, just live with the headache. Fucking monkeys.