With the notion of reviewing how my blog is laid out, I’ve been looking at some of my pages and some of my previous posts. And I realized something. While I may be taking part in the various Twitter writing prompts and the like, I haven’t actually posted any new writing in close to three months, either here or on Wattpad.
Part of the reason for that is that I’m always nervous about posting anything and, I suppose, it’s subconsciously easier for me to “forget” about it, than it is to risk putting something out there.
Another part of it is that I don’t have much in the way of pieces that aren’t part of the main House Valerius books. What I have posted is either small pieces I wrote last year, when I was experimenting a little, or else parts of House Valerius short stories, which are at various stages.
I should be posting more often. After all, until (and if) I ever get up the courage up do anything with the books I have, posting is pretty much the only people are going to read anything I write. Aside from these blog posts.
So, if I want to post more, I need to write more. Well, I need to be doing that in general, anyways. But, as I said in my January goals, I wanted my focus to be getting a first draft on House in Exile completed. So, do I take time away from that to write (can I use this?) postables? I suppose I could always revise some previous writing, give them a bit of a touch up for being looked at. But why does that feel like cheating?
I seem to be asking myself a lot of questions here and I don’t have any answers. Not yet. Maybe I can work something out over the weekend, or maybe in time to make my February goals list.
Any thoughts on the matter, please feel free to comment.