I recently came across an article about common mistakes writers make with their online profiles.
“Neglecting your blog” was listed in the top eight.
I said shit, opened WordPress, and started writing this overdue post. It’s been well over a year since I’ve added to this blog. A lot has changed since then: I graduated college, moved into a house with my girlfriend, wrote a novel, made my first spec feature sale! A tree fell on my car. I got a new car. I produced a web series. I was accepted into Boston University‘s MFA screenwriting program. I moved to Boston. I got rid of that new car. And even more recently I landed a publishing contract for that said novel.
I’ve never been so elated and scared in my entire writing/storytelling career.
And through all of this, my blog has taken a back seat. My stomach turns when I think about it. For a while, I felt obliged to post. But then I justified my inept ability to fully materialize a post by saying what for? I turned my energy elsewhere: to my novel, to my web series and other film projects, to my grad school applications, etc.
The certain previously stated good news (publishing contract and grad school acceptance) made me decide to continue building my online presence by adding to this blog I’ve neglected for so long. Finally.
Sometimes goal setting takes stating it not only to yourself but to the WORLD. What better way to create an obligation — if you don’t follow through, you’ll look like a real bullshitter.
My goal is to start posting a blog entry at least once a month. I think that’s viable with my very busy schedule.
Here are some things to expect to read about:
- I write 500 words a day – no matter what. I want to share this process with you on how you too can reach your daily writing goals.
- I have some new short stories to share.
- Over the coming months, I’ll be preparing my novel for publication! I’m sure that will inspire a post or two.
- I live in Boston now. A city I had never even visited before. It’s been arguably my biggest life change.
- Politics. I constantly have tons of opinions on the current political conundrum. I’ve turned away from the fruitless Facebook platform for sharing these thoughts. Maybe a succinct blog post will cure the frustration and yearning for my opinion to be heard.
Thanks for reading.
Always be writing.