I wonder how much interest there is in me producing a blog - is it just self-indulgence?
What do you really want to know? How the
writer's mind (including what there is of mine) really works?
To be honest, writing has to have a set routine. Work out when the best and most productive part of your day is and then set aside half an hour to sit at the keyboard (or dictate into your A.I. system) and generate some words. Lock yourself away from distractions if necessary; you do not want a promising train of thought to be interrupted by a solar eclipse or a famous film star banging on your door to be featured in your forthcoming movie. If you are just starting a new work, it doesn't really matter what the words are; just get something down. Sometimes you stop after the time and look at a load of rubbish, others, you think that there might be a story there, and you find you have been writing for an hour or more.
Whatever happens, if you can force yourself to stick to this routine, you will be surprised what can be done and how much you can produce.
Of course, a completed work needs to have readers. One wonders sometimes if there aren't more writers than readers anyway. Certainly there is so much being put on the internet that it would take a dozen lifetimes to go through it all - everyone seems to have something to say, which you can agree or disagree with, but aren't all these observations killing off true reading? Is it worth writing anything? I've just finished formatting and editing the memoirs of a wonderful man who escaped the Indian partition and made a way for himself against all the odds. It might only be of interest to the family, but it is an historical observation on what can be done with life if you persevere.
Don't forget that if you need help with your writing or publishing, feel free to contact me, or the Inca Project. We will be pleased to give advice and support, and if you really need a major boost, put you in contact with like-minded folks.
RW - July 2023
"Never give up... but it's okay to have a day off now and then."