Some ponderings on blogging..

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing and blogging. During the rehab course I’m currently taking part in, we’ve been discussing things that we used to do before we got sick, but no longer do (but would want to). My first thought was writing. Before I got sick I completed two manuscripts for novels, but that’s as far as it ever got. I also have plans for several more. I’d really love to get back into writing.

It’s difficult though. When you’re tired all the time. But I’d really want to get started on writing again. One thought I’m having is to start a second blog where I could post stories. They’re shorter than books, so maybe there would be less pressure. And even if no one would read them, it’d feel like I’m at least putting something out there, rather than letting them gather dust in a closet somewhere. (Or virtual closet, as it were, since I write on the PC.)

Just need to figure out a nice name for a blog like that though… It could be for posting the stories, but also a bit of writing about every day life and writing in itself.

Another thought I’ve been having about blogging, is to quit my World of Warcraft blog. While I still enjoy playing the game, I’m losing interest in raiding since it’s a bit more stressful than I feel I can easily deal with. Combined with lack of people and slow progress.. I just don’t feel like raiding is giving me any enjoyment these days. Which also means I don’t feel I have much to write about. How can I write a guide about how to play your class in WoW when I can’t even keep up with the current progress myself? So, that’s something I’m considering. Just closing up shop on that blog (and hopefully writing more stories instead!)

A final thought regarding writing and reading and all is something that popped into my head after I started reading THE BOSS. It’s a novel by Abigail Barnette, which she’s publishing a new chapter ever week on the web for free. It got me thinking about the “pay what you like” model, and wondering if it wouldn’t be cool if there was a site out there for authors to put their works. Sort of like Jenny is doing, but a site where it’s all in one place. Where readers can read the stories, and if they want – pay for them.

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8 Responses to Some ponderings on blogging..

  1. Tania says:

    I would read them! I love stories.

    It’s funny, my blog started as a mostly-WoW blog (which is why it’s “not Thor,” a reference to a thread on the healing forums about how healers cannot Thor: and totally did not stay that way. And now I don’t even play WoW, so the reference is completely useless.

    • Em says:

      At least you have the new Thor movies, so maybe the new generation will think it’s some obscure reference to that? :P

      I’m still trying to figure out if I have the energy to do this. I’m definitely tempted by the idea. Just have to decide if I will put all sorts of stories on there, or only the ones set in the same place. Maybe all, with subcategories.. *thinking out loud* Admittedly they’re all sort of “romancey”. I’ve tried writing other things; fantasy, thriller.. and my characters always end up falling in love. So I gave up and decided I should just write romance *lol* I have lots of old stories from when I was a teenager all set in the same fantasy world. Thinking about maybe using those as basis for the stories for the site. And now I’m just rambling on with ideas.. Must. Stop.

      Also need a catchy name… Because what’s a blog without a catchy name?! Maybe since this one is called Idle Thoughts, it should be Idle Writer *lol*

      • Tania says:

        I love fantasy romance. Have you ever read Lois McMaster Bujold? Specifically her “Sharing Knife” series. It’s so good. And Elizabeth Haydon’s “Symphony of Ages” series. And Anne Bishop’s “Dark Jewels” trilogy. They’re all fantasy, and all romance, and I super love them.

        • Em says:

          The actual genre is fairly new to me as a reader, so I will definitely check those authors out. So far I’ve mainly read historical romance, with the occasional paranormal/supernatural. Thinking it’s time for another shopping spree at Amazon soon ;)

          • Tania says:

            Sometimes I think I mostly read historicals and fantasies (including urban fantasy romance) because it’s easier for me to suspend belief and just go with it, whereas in contemporary things I find myself being cynical about long-term issues (the happy-ever-after).

  2. Empty_Boat says:

    Deja Vu :)

    I would read your stories. and Btw, its a great idea about authors publishing their work and readers can pay for what they read.

    • Em says:

      I really do like the idea for a site like that, with authors putting their stories up. I wonder if there already exists something like that. *goes off to search Google*

  3. Em says:

    Apparently I can’t go beyond 5 threaded comments, so I reply down here.

    You make an interesting point. I don’t really read contemporary romance either, maybe it’s for the same reason – only I never thought about why before. Your reason makes sense though. In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine anyone living happily ever after. I’m giving The Boss a try though, since I really liked her 50 Shades recaps. Will be interesting to see how and if there’s a happily ever after there.

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