For the last little while, I’ve been totally absorbed in writing books. Just lately I’ve been working on a couple of sketches for a fellow author’s lovely children’s book, and I’m thinking that I will probably be a bit slack with the blogosphere until I’m finished. So please forgive me for being tardy with answering comments for a couple of days.
I’ve been thinking about how many fingers we should have in any particular pie. I follow a lot of blogs, and I love to read as many of them as I can every day. Gorgeous pics, recipes, world news, art, poetry, funny guys – all of these things rock my boat. Quite a lot of the blogs that I follow are writerly blogs – obviously. And I must say that I’m getting a little bored with all the same colour feet.
Go buy a Stephen King book – just as research you understand. That guy breaks so many grammar police rules, he really shouldn’t be published at all – but do I love him? Would I let him in on a cold dark night? Hell yeah – that guy has taken me on so many wild rides, he’s just about family.
No prologues people!! Oh shut up man. Ever heard of Anne Mccaffrey? How the hell else will you know what has gone before? So many seriously famous writers have broken the mould, and anyway, if you’re writing a series it’s kind of nice to know what happened before – even if you did read the books – we forget stuff.
Oh Lordie, please stick to one genre! This is the fingers in pie thing thought that happened. Today I wrote a bit of my angsty Emmaline, and then a bit of Shadow People – then I went on to draw kiddies pics. And I thought – Oh dear – I’m doing it all wrong – these people say I should be….
Naah! If you are writing only for the purpose of making a buck, then please google “writing for money” – there are loads of people willing to pay you for your article writerly skill. Otherwise, I suggest that you relax a little, forget what everyone else says is a rule cast in stone, scribble your best scribble, grow that wild black tulip, draw an outrageously bad picture of a frog. Me – I’m just doing all the bits I love. Stick all your fingers and toes into pies all over the place. Have fun. And to the grammar police I say… Well… And don’t ever start your sentence with And… Just be you, and let the devil take that hindmost thing. You only have now – enjoy it – and never mind the rest. ❤