Why is this blog not updated regularly?
I am always writing something; researching, taking notes, adding to my worlds and even drawing and painting things that I imagine – it is not that I am not doing the work, because I honestly never really stop doing it. But I do not constantly concentrate on writing novels or even short stories. I am more focused on the world building and planning. Although that in itself may come across as I am not being very serious in my craft, I beg to differ – I believe that perhaps I take my craft way too seriously!
I make map after map, draw landscape after landscape and scene after scene. It is sometimes difficult to determine where I will place a scene, because I often do not know, so I store it. I believe I am more of a hoarder of ideas, a great big vending machine of millions of ideas and I hoard them away in boxes and books all over my house, but I am painfully indecisive.
There are times I sit back and wonder which character in which novel should I get to do such things? I can never really make up my mind and when I am desperate, I tend to do the most insane things to help me decide. I go onto random.org sometimes, I arrange each character or novel to a number and I put it on the random generator and it tells me, sometimes, in fact most times, I ignore the generator as I just can’t imagine it being them! Then, years down the line, a completely new character in a completely new story comes along and that tiny snippet I did on the 5th August 2006, belongs there, with them. It is weird.
I also sit back and say to myself that surely my readers are not interested in what I get up to day to day? Surely they are not interested in where I get my inspiration from or who has influenced me? Surely they do not want to hear me rant about the latest time wasting book I read or the one I just fell in love with and it turns out, you do actually!
So discovering this, I have learned I have more to say on my blog than I actually realised. I always felt my blog had to have some deep creative meaning behind it. I had to always be original and concentrate on short stories or poetry to keep it alive and really I don’t.
That’s very liberating because I am a chatterbox by nature and I love talking about what keeps me alive inside.
So therefore, with any luck, this tardy creative will start posting a little more than normal, once a week is something I am aiming for, but there may be more, who knows?