I’m so mad at myself! I have a nice, professional-ish, writery website on which to post things and I’m hardly ever posting my work. Every time I have an idea, it ends up being more novelly than something that could be a short piece of prose or a poem. I really have to just like… get out there, and start just making notes, so I can turn those notes into something…. not notes.
Seriously, I was going through my old notebook tonight looking for something to spark the imagination, found a short scrap of prose, started going through it to turn it into something sharper and realised I just loved the setting and the character and I wanted to do something with them. I named the character, realised there could be a mystery, a plot with smugglers and murders and caves filled with treasure and everything while Plucky 1940s Novelist sallies forth to put it all to rights. Doesn’t that just sound all Agatha Christie!
But I’m still left with next to nothing to post on my site. I wrote a poem the other night, actually, but I liked it so much I went and submitted it to a poetry magazine instead, and I won’t hear back probably for 3 months so that’s that for that piece for a while. And novels are great but it doesn’t leave me with much to post.
I don’t suppose it matters overmuch as I don’t have any patreon subscribers anyway. But whatever, point is, I need to write moar, work harder, etc. Write things people will really want to support. Magically become a world-renowned rich writer person who does signing tours and stuff.
Now I am going to go to bed and read Gormenghast. Goodnight folks!