Joe’s Post #89
I was thinking about this as I stood in a lineup as rain began to fall.
The simple answer is, of course, yes. It is, after all, writing words on a page or computer screen or iphone or whatever. But is it just vanity writing? One step up from a journal? Or a diary?
Dear Diary, the world was mean to me today and that girl that I like, well she didn’t talk to me all day. (Actually, that sounds more twittery than bloggie.)
But you get my point, right?
So, as the rain trickled down my back and into my underwear, I thought more on this. It’s what I do when my underwear starts to get wet.
For me, blogging is the purist form of writing. I love to write fiction, for sure, but it’s so easy for me to write observational narrative. Like sitting across from you and telling you a story. The story of Joe.
I love doing it. The words, the ideas, the observations all flow freely from my brain. There’s not a lot of working on plot or character or anything. It’s pure me.
So does it matter if it’s not ‘writing’? No. At least not for me.
If I could make a living by blogging, I would – and count myself happy. As much as I love to write stories about my characters, I love writing about the world around me more. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. The small things. The thing we sometimes miss. Like two little kids holding hands.
To almost quote someone famous – “I blog therefore I am.”
Now I need to go and dry out my underwear.
Note to Self: Do not google wet underwear ever again.
Days Until Game of Thrones Starts: 10 (April 6th!) OMG excited.
Days Until I Start My Next Novel in 5 Months: 11 (The Monday after GOT, I will start writing my next best seller.)
Blogs Written: 11
Blogs Waiting To Be Posted: 11 (Can’t post them yet.)
Queries out this week: 0
Rejections for the last week: 0 (good news or bad news?)
Queries Still Out there: 5
Hope Meter: 40/100. Staying steady.