Firstly, allow me to apologise for the spelling error in my url.
It wouldn’t allow me to use self-professed, because of the dash.
Letters a-z are fine, it said, it’ll be fun, it said.
… except for the included dash, obviously.
(But, I digress.)
The purpose of adding yet another blog to my little menagerie is to press myself to write every single day. I think wanting to be a writer is a little counter-intuitive – because the only thing standing between my wanting to be a writer, and being a writer, is writing.
For years, I’ve been incredibly critical of my own writing, and self-conscious about showing it to others. I don’t have many other redeeming features, but I’m hoping that my written word will become a point of confidence for me. These little pieces will be barely edited, with no particular word count. The only stipulation is that I have to write every day. I can write more than one post a day, but never less than one.
I would be extraordinarily flattered if anyone chose to read my little walls of text – but you never have to read on. (I just have to keep writing.)
I’ve done this before – several times, if I’m honest. But my hope is – as it always is – that this time, it works.
After eleven years of writing on and off, I’d like to see what I can really do. This will be a place for all those little poetic thoughts I think I have, and all those middle-of-the-night phrases that might never fit into a novel. They won’t really be short stories, or articles, or pieces of prose, but it might become like a body of work. A little commonplace book and enough progress to learn the craft.
I live in hope.
For now, all I have to do, is to start.
Wish me luck. I know I’ll need it!