Putting pen to paper:
Writing is something that I have been interested in for a long time. Over the previous two decades, I have often thought I would like to be a writer. There have, however, been two main problems: self-delusion and lack of effort. I have gone through periods of writing that have never lasted. Things have gotten in the way. This is, not strictly speaking true. Many are the times I have used an excuse not to even put pen to paper or finger to keyboard. I think, over the years, the best one is either ‘I have loads of time in the future’ or ‘I cannot do this.’ So, being of a rational mind I have decided to let the internet keep me on the straight and narrow. I plan to provide weekly updates on how the novel is progressing and post a piece of writing that is 500+ words.
Now I know that having a schedule is probably a good thing so I will commit to posting my updates every Sunday at 10.00pm (GMT). The 500+ piece of writing will also go live at the same time. Though it will be in a separate post. I realise for the three people that every see that (and that is a 300 % increase in those I expect to ever read this) this will keep me honest and hopefully writing.
To have a completed manuscript completed by this time next year – so shall we say 19th August 2021? I think we shall. This is not necessarily for publication, but more for going through a creative process. I would like to thank in advance the countless people who will support me in the future (by countless I mean the poor sod who reads this because they put in the wrong blogger name into Google. Sorry, let’s call you Dave.)
Really that is it for now. I think short and sweet. Oh, and as a bonus, I am going to upload the first piece of writing that I actually thought was decent. It was nothing I have shown anyone before. Hopefully, the internet will do what it is best at. being supportive and giving succinct constructive criticism.